Buy a home

Many people who want to own their own home find that today's high prices prevent them from getting onto the property ladder. 

There are a number of options that could help you into home ownership.

Shared ownership

A shared ownership property is where you own part of your property, normally between 25% and 75%, and you pay rent (called an occupancy charge)  to cover the remaining share.

Larkfield do not own any shared ownership properties, although there may be other housing associations in the area that offer properties for shared ownership.

Shared Equity

Shared equity helps people on low to moderate incomes who want to buy a home but are unable to meet the full price.

The scheme aims to help the following:

  • First-time buyers
  • People who currently have a Scottish Secure tenancy with a Council, Housing Association or Cooperative
  • Serving Armed Forces personnel or recent veterans
  • People with a disability whose current home no longer meets their housing needs

Please note, however, that eligibility for each scheme can vary depending on the Scottish Government’s priorities.

Link Group Ltd manages two shared equity schemes, Open Market Shared Equity and New Supply Shared Equity, on behalf of the Scottish Government. For more information on these schemes call 0330 303 0125 or its website.