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Steps to home ownership

Find out what options there are if you're currently renting and thinking about buying your home.

What options are available to own a home through Sanctuary?

If you currently rent your home from us, but are interested in taking the steps towards owning a home, then there are a few options available to you:

Right to Buy

If you rent an ex-council house with Sanctuary as a secure tenant or an assured tenant with a protected Right to Buy, then you may be able to buy your current home at a discounted rate under the government’s Right to Buy scheme.

Find out more about Right to Buy

Shared Ownership

Shared ownership is a government-funded scheme to help first-time buyers. It allows you to buy between 25% and 75% of a home using a mortgage, and pay rent on the remaining share. You can choose to buy further shares in the property later, when you can afford it.

Shared Ownership is a scheme that will support you to buy a home, but it wouldn’t be your current home.

We may have some shared ownership properties for sale near you. Visit our New Homes website to find out more.