The first step in buying a home with Shared Ownership is to assess your eligibility.
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Located in the West Midlands, Staffordshire is a fusion of old and new, where bustling, historic towns and rolling English countryside are juxtaposed with world-class theme parks and a wealth of shopping and entertainment possibilities. It’s little wonder so many people wish to live in this unique county, with its wide choice of affordable Shared Ownership homes.
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- Staffordshire is peppered with historic towns like Stoke-on-Trent, Burton upon Trent, and the cathedral city of Lichfield, all of which also offer excellent cultural, retail and entertainment options, as well as vibrant communities that make living life here a pleasure.
- There are 414 primary schools and 130 secondary schools in Staffordshire, plus another 88 establishments for 16-18 year olds. This gives families and carers a good level of choice as regards the education of children in their care.
- Located near the heart of England, Staffordshire is criss-crossed by many roads, providing excellent access to Birmingham (M6) and Manchester (A556), as well as Derby and Nottingham (A50). Rail links make it possible to reach both Birmingham and Manchester in about an hour. In addition, the airports of Birmingham, Manchester and the East Midlands make international travel convenient.
- Staffordshire residents are served by a number of NHS hospitals, including Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and St George’s Hospital in Stafford. Private options include Rowley Hospital, a Nuffied health hospital, and Beacon Park Hospital. The county has the usual provision of GP’s surgeries and pharmacies that you would expect.
The Shared Ownership scheme is simple, you buy an initial share of between 25% and 75% of the apartments full value and pay a subsidised rent on the remainder.
You may purchase further shares (up to 100%) as your circumstances change, should you choose to.
You can purchase any share from 25% to 75% of the initial purchase price, but some properties may carry specific minimum share restrictions. You will be asked to speak to a financial advisor to assess what share you can buy that is both affordable and sustainable.
How to buy a Shared Ownership home: a step-by-step guide
Search for available properties on our website here. Once you’ve found a property you’re interested in, you’ll need to arrange a viewing.
To find the ideal home that suits you, it’s best to see the property yourself. Book an appointment with us here to arrange online or in-person viewings.
Speak to a qualified independent financial adviser to see how much of the home you can buy.
To secure the property you’ve fallen in love with, complete the application paperwork and pay the reservation fee.
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.
Alongside the legal paperwork, you need to find a mortgage that suits you and complete your mortgage application. You can either do this yourself or use a mortgage broker. Your lender will carry out affordability checks to ensure that you can afford the mortgage repayments. See our affordability calculator to understand what you can afford.
With the mortgage in place, get ready to sign on the dotted line and pay your deposit. This is an exciting part of the process where you’re really close to your dream of homeownership.
It’s time to exchange contracts, which are legally binding agreements between you and us for the purchase of your property. You will also find out more about your completion and move in date during this stage of the process.
Congratulations! You can now move into your new home and make it your own.
You’ll still need to pay rent on the remaining share of the property you don’t own. The rent is usually set at 2.75% of the share that you don’t own. You can also choose to increase your ownership share over time, a process known as staircasing.