Shared Ownership with Anchor
Available at some of our new estates and developments, Shared Ownership with Anchor gives you the opportunity to buy a home without having to fund the entire value of the property.
Here we give an overview to explain Shared Ownership with Anchor and how it can make owning your own property even more affordable.
What is Shared Ownership with Anchor?
Shared Ownership with Anchor is designed to give you flexibility when buying one of our new apartments. Where available, you would purchase a percentage of the property ranging between 25% - 90%, depending on the type of development, and then pay rent on the remaining unpurchased percentage.
What percentage do I have to purchase?
The majority of our Shared Ownership properties are available at either 50% or 75% shares. Where possible, on a case by case basis, you may be able to purchase between 25% - 90%, depending on the type of development. We advise you speak to one of our Senior Sales Consultants to help you understand what works best for you.
How much is the rent?
The rent is set when you purchase your property and is reviewed annually in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI). In instances where we offer affordable shared ownership, certain benefits may cover some or all of your rent payments.
Am I the legal homeowner?
Yes. You have the same legal rights as any other leasehold property sale, you just own a percentage of the property.
Who owns the percentage that I don’t?
Anchor retains ownership of the unsold portion of the property. Anchor is the freeholder of the development and becomes your landlord, issuing an identical term lease to the purchased part of your new home.
What happens if I want to sell my apartment?
As long as the purchaser is eligible for a retirement property of this nature, you are free to sell your home to anyone that may be interested. Anchor has an internal resales agency who would be more than happy to help with the sale but you’re free to use any open market channels.
Are there any other charges I need to be aware of?
This is payable by all residents and is a monthly charge to cover the ongoing costs of the development. Full details of what it covers can be found in our key facts document. Some elements may be covered by benefits that you receive.
You will be expected to pay rent on the share of the property you haven’t purchased.
Deferred Sinking Fund
This is a sum paid when selling your property and is built up over time to meet the cost of major repairs and refurbishment works.
Typical household costs
You will be required to pay for utilities, internet, contents insurance, council tax etc.
Is there someone I can speak to about my current financial situation?
We would always advise that you seek your own financial advise when looking into making a purchase of this nature. What Anchor can offer though is support through our Be Wise service. Be Wise is in place to provide you with free and impartial advice, support and practical assistance on a range of topics to help you make the most of your money.
What if I run out of money?
We would always go through a financial suitability check to ensure that this purchase is the right one for you to begin with. If your circumstances change then you may become eligible for certain benefits which could cover the cost of rent/service charge. Our Be Wise team are available to existing residents and would be happy to discuss your change in circumstances.
Making the right choice for you
The first step in this journey is finding somewhere you would like to live. You can use our property finder to search for properties for sale near you and once you have found one, contact us to find out more about any properties available to buy through Shared Ownership with Anchor at the development.
Properties for sale
Our retirement properties for sale offer you the opportunity to own your perfect home with peace of mind that maintenance of the building and grounds will be taken care of.
Our tenure types
Across our retirement properties for sale estates and developments we offer a number of different tenure types to suit our customers’ particular needs and requirements.
Older Persons Shared Ownership
At some Anchor developments we offer the opportunity to buy a home through the Older Persons Shared Ownership scheme. Also known as OPSO, find out more about this subsided scheme.
Our property management service
Purchasing an Anchor managed retirement home means you can enjoy more of your life while we carry out all the tasks associated with managing and maintaining the property on your behalf.