Shared Ownership

Share the ownership of a home with Blenheim Estate Homes and pay an affordable rent on the remaining share.

Shared ownership can help you make your first step on the property ladder, acquiring a share in a home that is affordable, based on its market value. This can be as low as 40% to start, with the opportunity to increase in the future.

The costs of buying are also kept low, as your deposit and legal fees are based on the price of the share, not on the home’s full value.

Blenheim Estate owns the remaining share of the home, on which an affordable rent is paid. Generally, the total rent and mortgage payments are less than a similar home purchased outright or rented privately.

For example, if you wanted to buy a 40% share in a property worth £310,000, the equity you would pay rent on is £186,000. Rent is charged at 2.5% on the un-owned equity share, in this example equating to £387.50 per month.

Should you buy less than 80% of a home initially you have the opportunity to buy further shares in the home– this is called Staircasing. Blenheim Estate allows you as a shared owner to staircase to acquire 100% of the property.

Contact your own Financial Advisor to determine the percentage of the property that you can afford, then it's time to arrange viewings and visit the properties that have caught your eye.

Please click the button below to use the Help to Buy South Shared Ownership calculator.

Help To Buy South

Do I qualify?

Your annual household income needs to be £80,000 or less, and should ideally be greater than £18,000 per annum. You should have savings of at least £2,500 to cover legal costs, a good credit history and a local connection to the area or a connection to West Oxfordshire. Please contact our team for more information.

Contact

Register with Help to Buy South

Help to Buy South are on hand to assess your eligibility to purchase a shared ownership property. If you meet the basic eligibility criteria you can register to search for available properties.

Register

Available properties

We don't currently have any homes available under our Shared Ownership scheme. We'll update this page as soon as we have homes coming soon.

Get in touch with the Blenheim Estate Homes team on 01993 223320