Shared ownership mortgages. Only available in England and Wales
The maximum LTV we will consider lending on shared ownership properties is 90% (85% for new build houses / bungalows and 80% for flats) of the value of the share of the property the applicant(s) is buying / will own (not the full market value of the whole property).
The following rules apply to shared ownership properties:
- An applicant(s) minimum share must be for at least 25% and the maximum share on initial purchase cannot exceed 85%.
- The applicant(s) initial purchase is based on a long lease (e.g. 99 or 125 years) and may be for as low as a 25% share. The applicant(s) can purchase further shares in the property, reducing the rent they pay and increasing their ownership of the property. Increasing the shareholding is known as ‘staircasing’.
- The mortgage must be conducted on a full repayment basis.
- The facility to transfer the mortgage to full or part interest-only is not available whilst the mortgage is conducted on a shared ownership basis.