With shared ownership, you can purchase a portion of your home from a social landlord or housing association while continuing to pay rent on the remaining portion. Therefore, anyone wishing to get on and move up the housing ladder may find this to be a wonderful opportunity to do so.
However, you must be extremely clear about the shared ownership’s rules because there are certain pitfalls and recurring expenses to take into account that may not be immediately clear.
For example, remembering that shared ownership properties are always leasehold rather than freehold is crucial. A shared ownership lawyer, like those on the Pearl Lemon Legal team, can help you understand the ramifications of this and carry out the appropriate checks to make sure the leasehold’s conditions won’t cause you any issues in the future.
Our knowledgeable shared ownership lawyers have a wealth of expertise with shared ownership transactions as well as related matters like leasehold properties and Help to Buy. We can assist with shared ownership property purchases and sales, remortgaging, and raising your share of ownership (a process known as “staircasing“).