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Help & advice

The first step towards your Shared Ownership home is understanding it all. Here you’ll find some friendly advice on jargon busting, affordability calculating and the scheme itself. Ease into – and extend your knowledge of – the world of Affordable Housing.

Your guide to buying a home

If this is your first time buying a Shared Ownership home, it can be daunting. We’ve put together some simple steps for you to follow.

Phase 1 – Finding a home

Buying your dream home could be more affordable than you think with one of our Shared Ownership properties. You can purchase your own property, without saving up the high deposit of purchasing outright. Check our current properties, available from as little as a 25% minimum share.

Phase 2 – Your application

We’re committed to providing first-class customer service, from the moment you arrive to when you open the door of your new home. Our experienced Sales Consultants will be with you every step of the way throughout your application process. Get in touch to find out if you’re eligible for a Shared Ownership property.

Phase 3 – Legal paperwork

With the reservation complete, you’ll need to instruct a solicitor and begin your legal paperwork to purchase the property. We make the process as smooth and seamless as possible, including breaking down technical terms with our jargon buster.

Phase 4 – Contracts

Get ready to sign on the dotted line! It’s time to exchange contracts, which are legally binding agreements between the buyer and seller about the purchase of your property. You will also find out more about your completion date during this stage of the process.

Phase 5 – Pick up your keys

Congratulations, you’re officially a homeowner! But the journey doesn’t stop there – we will continue to be on hand to provide help for any queries even after you’re all moved in.

At Legal & General Affordable Homes, we offer an array of top quality, contemporary properties across England. From studio apartments to large detached houses, we aim to provide something for everyone. Start your search today!

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Affordability Calculator

Quickly find out whether you’re financially eligible for a Shared Ownership property. Get your deposit amount, your repayments and other important figures with our calculator.

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Jargon Buster

Like any new venture, Shared Ownership and Affordable Housing will bring around some fresh turns of phrase you’ve likely not encountered before. Find out their meanings here.

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Find your perfect home today

Start by browsing the available Shared Ownership homes offered by Legal & General Affordable Homes.

Further Reading

Looking to learn more about Shared Ownership?
Check out these recommended resources and further reading materials to gain a deeper understanding of how Shared Ownership could benefit you.

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