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Buying guides

From Shared Ownership to the Help To Buy: Equity Loan, here's everything you need to know to get started.

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Your guide to Shared Ownership Let us walk you through it

Tired of renting and struggling to save for a deposit? Shared Ownership could be the answer, with deposits starting from just 5% of the share you’re buying. In this handy guide, we’ll explain what the scheme is, if you’re eligible and how it works, including buying and selling more of your home.

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Buying your home Here's what to expect

Unsure of what to expect from buying your first home? Or new to Shared Ownership and looking for a breakdown of what happens next? This handy guide sets out the buying process in six simple steps, and even covers what to expect from your solicitor.

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After you’ve purchased A guide for new home owners

Once you’re a shared owner, we know you’ll want to start making your home your own. You may also need to make changes to your mortgage, or even let us know about changes to your income. From redecorating to remortgaging, this guide is a great place to start!

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Your guide to staircasing Ready to buy more shares

You can buy more shares in your home when you’re ready. We also call this ‘staircasing’. The more shares you own, the less rent you pay. This handy guide breaks down all the steps and costs involved.

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Remortgaging and further borrowing Helpful guidance on how to get started

Bought a Shared Ownership home? And looking to remortgage or borrow more? You’ve come to the right place. Find out more in our handy guides.

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Selling your Home Your guide to moving on

In this handy guide, we've broken it down into four simple steps. You'll also find out what happens once you've found a buyer, as well as the role of your Solicitor and mortgage lender.

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Help to Buy: Equity Loan Learn about this government-backed scheme

Are you a first-time buyer struggling to save for a deposit? This government-backed scheme is designed for you. We’ve broken the process down into five simple steps. Take a look here.

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  • Your guide to Shared Ownership

    Tired of renting and struggling to save for a deposit? Shared Ownership could be the answer, with deposits starting from just 5% of the share you’re buying. In this handy guide, we’ll explain what the scheme is, if you’re eligible and how it works, including buying and selling more of your home.

    Download guide

  • Buying your home

    Unsure of what to expect from buying your first home? Or new to Shared Ownership and looking for a breakdown of what happens next? This handy guide sets out the buying process in six simple steps, and even covers what to expect from your solicitor.

    Download guide

  • After you’ve purchased

    Once you’re a shared owner, we know you’ll want to start making your home your own. You may also need to make changes to your mortgage, or even let us know about changes to your income. From redecorating to remortgaging, this guide is a great place to start!

    Download guide

  • Your guide to staircasing

    You can buy more shares in your home when you’re ready. We also call this ‘staircasing’. The more shares you own, the less rent you pay. This handy guide breaks down all the steps and costs involved.

    Download guide

  • Remortgaging and further borrowing

    Bought a Shared Ownership home? And looking to remortgage or borrow more? You’ve come to the right place. Find out more in our handy guides.

    Download guide

  • Selling your Home

    In this handy guide, we've broken it down into four simple steps. You'll also find out what happens once you've found a buyer, as well as the role of your Solicitor and mortgage lender.

    Download guide

  • Help to Buy: Equity Loan

    Are you a first-time buyer struggling to save for a deposit? This government-backed scheme is designed for you. We’ve broken the process down into five simple steps. Take a look here.

    Download guide

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