Major expansion of shared ownership

David Cameron will today 7th December deliver keynote speech in which he will announce plans for the expansion of shared ownership,  opening the door to 175,000 aspiring homeowners, he will reiterate how the government is getting on with the job and delivering on its manifesto commitments to provide real security and opportunity at every stage of life.

Among the measures set out by the Prime Minister today will be plans to radically re-invent the shared ownership scheme – opening the door to an extra 175,000 aspiring homeowners and helping to deliver commitment to create 1 million more homeowners over the next five years.

In a major expansion to the scheme – which allows people to part buy, part rent properties, increasing their ownership over time – the government will be putting an end to restrictions that stop people using the scheme more than once.

This means that for the first time, those already in a shared ownership property will be able to move to another –allowing them to use the capital they have gained to move to a bigger property, as their families grow or circumstances change.

The government will also be changing old-fashioned rules that dictate that only those in certain professions such as key workers or those that live in certain areas could own a shared ownership property – locking out thousands from home ownership.

Instead, from April 2016 anyone earning below £80,000 in England and £90,000 in London will be able to buy a stake in a property – meaning around 175,000 more people could get a roof of their own over their head.

To see full announcement visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-this-is-a-government-that-delivers

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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