Why shared ownership is a bad idea?
What are the downsides to shared ownership? Hopefully the monthly mortgage repayments, plus rent will still make shared ownership far cheaper than buying a property outright. Be aware that even though you own a share of the property, say 30%, you are responsible for paying the full maintenance and repair costs.
Can you eventually buy a shared ownership property?
At the time of the first purchase, Shared Ownership buyers can buy between 30% and 75% share in their property. As Shared Ownership is a scheme designed to help people who cannot afford the full mortgage, you would not normally be able to buy a shared Ownership property outright.
Can you negotiate on shared ownership properties?
If you buy off plan and the market drops, you can’t re-negotiate the price; you’ll still need to pay the higher amount. 9. Rents can go up quite regularly – even every year, so be sure that you can continue to afford the property.
How does shared ownership work in the UK?
You can get a shared ownership home through a housing association. You buy a share of your home (between 25% and 75%) and pay rent on the rest.
How many homes does Castle Rock Edinvar own?
There’s many ways to get involved – it’s not just sitting in meetings! We know that sometimes things can go wrong and that you may become dissatisfied with our services. We’re one of Scotland’s leading housing associations. We own and manage 8,000 homes and work with over 8,000 customers.
Where is Castle Rock Edinvar in East Lothian?
Visit Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association website or call 0131 657 0600. Types of tenancies – 255 General needs, 95 Amenity (60+), 148 Sheltered (65+), 48 Shared Ownership. Properties for particular groups – Yes. 57 Market Street, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3JG.
Is there a Shared Ownership Scheme for over 55s?
Affordable housing scheme: Over-55s Shared Ownership. For people aged 55 or over who are otherwise unable to afford to buy a home suitable to their needs. The scheme is similar to Shared Ownership and enables you to buy a 75% share of the home or apartment.