If you can't quite afford the mortgage on 100 percent of a home, The Broadgate Homes Shared Equity product offers you the chance to have a mortgage for less than the full purchase price of the property, whilst becoming the legal owner of 100 percent of your home through an equity loan. The loan can be between 25 and 50 percent of the value of the property.
How shared equity works
You purchase a property with a mortgage of 50 to 75 percent and an equity loan makes up the difference.
Interest on the equity loan is charged at the Bank of England base rate.
Interest is collected on a monthly basis by direct debit. The equity share of the property is not revalued at any point during the term of your ownership.
Using an example of estimated monthly costs (after three years) for purchasing a 50 percent share of a 2 bed (estimated in December 2021), you could expect to pay around £408 a month, as detailed below:
|Open Market Price||£165,000|
|Equity Loan Value||£82,500|
|Estimated mortgage per month||£391|
|Estimated monthly cost||£408|
Shared equity eligibility
You may be eligible for the shared equity product, if you:
- lack your own housing or live in housing which is inadequate or unsuitable to meet your existing or future requirements, or
- are living in affordable/social rented housing and wish to own your own home
- can't afford to buy on the open market
- have a local connection to the South Holland District.
Apply for shared equity
We assess all shared equity applications. To apply, please download and complete the and return it to email@example.com.