Shared ownership is available in Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Stalybridge and Plymouth.
We want to give everyone the chance to own their very own home. There are many ways to live in our vibrant communities and working together with the Homes and Communities Agency we can now offer you the opportunity to buy your own home through shared ownership. Same funky apartment with everything you would expect from an Urban Splash home… but more affordable if you can't quite manage to buy outright just yet.
Shared ownership is a government backed initiative funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, to help you get your foot on the housing ladder.
It allows you to purchase an affordable share in your own home, ranging from 25% - 75%, with the option to buy additional shares in the future taking you into 100% outright ownership.
If you do need time to save up for your deposit, as an alternative to purchasing a share straight away, you may be able rent an apartment at 80% of market rent, allowing you to save now with a view to purchasing at any point within the next five years.
Introduction to shared ownership
Next, download one of our comprehensive guides to shared ownership:
Download our guide to Shared Ownership.
TLDR? Just want to know if you could buy through shared ownership?
The good news is that it's available to a really broad audience, the main criteria being that:
- You/your household has an annual income of less than £60,000 (Let's face it, who doesn't!)
- You are in full time employment
- You currently own no other properties
Through shared ownership, you can buy anything from 25% to 75% of the property, renting the remaining share at 2.75% per annum. The amount you can afford will be assessed by the Help to Buy agent who acts on behalf of the government. .
Where can I buy?
Affordable homes through shared ownership are available at:
Pattern House, Longlands, Stalybridge - Buy at Longlands from £50,000 for a 50% share. Modern city living with stunning countryside views, one and two bedroom apartments in Pattern House all feature balconies, with ground floor apartments benefiting from garden terraces. The communal gardens reach right down to the river bank with beautiful countryside on your doorstep! All apartments have floor to ceiling glazing, allowing natural light throughout the generous space. Show apartments now open.
Lakeshore, Bristol - Buy at Lakeshore from £65,000 for a 50% share. Lakeshore is Urban Splash's first development in Bristol. The Grade II Listed building sits over its own lake, within 10 acres of landscaped grounds. A fantastic mix of one and two bedroom apartments with extra high ceilings make open living spaces full of natural light and generous balconies with space to breathe. Look out across parkland full of wildlife or step outside for a woodland walk. Design for the city, live in the county.
Saxton, Leeds – Buy now at Saxton from £50,000 for a 50% share. Saxton is a great place to live. One and two bedroom apartments have bright open plan living spaces offering fantastic views over Leeds. There is tons of outside space too, with six and a half acres of private resident's gardens and allotments so you can grow your own veg! There is even a resident's gym and it's all located just minutes from the city centre.
3Towers, Manchester – Buy now at 3Towers from £50,000 for a 50% share. One and two bedroom apartments with spacious interiors and fantastic views across Manchester or the leafy green Irk Valley. Located just a short walk from the Northern Quarter on the edge of Manchester City Centre.
Chips, New Islington – Buy now at Chips from £85,000 for a 50% share. Our award-winning landmark building in New Islington, designed by world-famous architect Will Alsop. One and two bedroom apartments, with full height glazing to make the most of the waterside view. Some apartments include private balconies. Just minutes from New Islington Metrolink stop.
Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth – Buy now at Mills Bakery from £82,500 for a 50% share. Situated on the coastline of Devon, the breathtaking Royal William Yard is a collection of Grade I and II Listed buildings overlooking a new marina, with a number of restaurants, a gallery and a naval visitor centre adding to the value of the Yard as a great destination. One and two bedroom apartments in Mills Bakery are packed with original features and beautiful architecture. A waterfront destination with a difference.
What's a Help to Buy agent?
Help to Buy agents act on behalf of the government and will assess your eligibility for shared ownership and process your application
Help to Buy North West is the Help to Buy agent for shared ownership at Chips, 3Towers and Longlands Apply here for homes in Manchester and Stalybridge
Help to Buy NEYH is the Help to Buy agent for shared ownership at Saxton. Apply here for homes in Leeds
Help to Buy South is the Help to Buy agent for shared ownership at Lakeshore. Apply here for homes in Bristol
Help to Buy South West are the Help to Buy agent for shared ownership at Mills Bakery. Apply here for homes in Plymouth