Contrary to what it sounds like Shared Ownership doesn't mean that you be physically sharing your property with anyone else (although some do choose to).
Established back in the 1980's - a time of soaring house prices - it gave people who would otherwise be excluded from home ownership the chance to buy a share of a property. Typically most schemes are offered through Housing Associations with the property being within one of their existing developments or obtained on the open market.
You buy a share of the property - anything from 25% to75% - and pay rent on the remainder. So, Shared Ownership is a viable, tried and tested option.
To find out more about Shared Ownership please download a copy of a comprehensive MySafeHome Guide to Buying a Home of Your Own.
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