Property Buying guide
Joint ownership or joint equity means clubbing together or co-buying with friends or family to buy a property. You share the deposit, joint ownership mortgage payments and house-hold bills. Joint ownership of a property can be a way onto the property ladder which may even mean leap-frogging the first rung or enabling you to live in your favoured area.
When you opt for a joint ownership house or a joint ownership property you will need a joint ownership mortgage and a joint ownership or co-habitation agreement. For a quote for a co-habitation or joint ownership agreement, or a trust deed, seek legal advice - the conveyancing solicitor will guide you through the buying process as well as helping you with agreements and wills etc.
If you are considering joint ownership of a property, you will need mortgage advice, so speak to a mortgage advisor who specialises in joint ownership mortgages.
Our guide to joint ownership is for you if you are considering investing with someone else - either a friend, family member or someone you might meet through one of the many joint ownership schemes where you can meet like-minded people looking for other joint ownership property investors to get onto the property ladder.
For more information on joint ownership see our joint ownership guide:
Introduction to joint ownership or joint property ownership l What's good about joint ownership? What are the downsides of joint ownership? l How much can we borrow for a joint ownership mortgage? l The two types of joint ownership, joint tenancy and tenants in common l Drawing up a trust deed, or declaration of trust and joint ownership agreement l Example of a declaration of trust l Example of a joint ownership agreement l Joint mortgages and how the finances could work when you buy with others l Finding someone to invest with and tips for those using joint ownership schemes where you can meet other prospective joint owners l Frequently asked questions about joint ownership
Shared ownership describes owning part of a property (typically with a housing association) and paying them rent on the part you don't own. The Government's shared ownership scheme is known as New Build HomeBuy
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