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Our new 2 Bed Shared ownership homes for sale at Twigworth Green are located only 3 miles from the historical city centre of Gloucester, proudly offering a wonderful place to live close by to with its grand cathedral, Gloucester Quays amenities and rolling open countryside. There are also fantastic on-site amenities right here at Twigworth Green including a Co-Op Food and a café!
If you bought a home on the open market, you would agree a purchase price through an estate agent. Then you would take out a mortgage to cover the total purchase price of the property minus any deposit you might have available.
With Shared Ownership, the price of the property is fixed at the open market value, as assessed by a qualified valuer. You borrow just enough to cover the share you are buying. This is referred to as equity share.
The equity share amount will be an amount that you can afford, as set out under government guidelines. The total monthly cost of the rent, plus your
mortgage, will be lower than the monthly cost if you bought the property outright with a mortgage.
For legal reasons, while you are only buying a part-share of the property, you will have a leasehold interest of 125 years where the scheme allows. However, you may buy further shares. This is called ‘staircasing’, and may eventually progress to outright ownership.
Shared ownership is a part buy part rent property from a registered landlord
You purchase a share with the help of a mortgage based on your affordability.
Example of costs based on a Share of: 50 %
Open Market Value: £255,000
Rent per month: £292.19
Service Charges per month: £39.65
Buildings insurance per month: £4.84
The more you buy the lower your rent will be. Rent is calculated at 2.75% of the unowned share. These costs will increase each year with inflation.
To be eligible for Shared Ownership you need to:
- be a first-time buyer, an existing shared ownership homeowner, or a former homeowner who can’t afford to buy now
- be over 18 years old
- have an annual household income of less than £80,000 (£90,000 in London).
If you wish to buy one of these properties we need to assess your eligibility for shared ownership. For this we need to see:
•Proof of ID
•Proof of address
•Mortgage in principle
•Proof of deposit
•Full details for each buyer
You will also be required to complete an application form and an affordability calculation.
Lounge 315cm x 484cm
Kitchen Diner 425cm x 323cm
W/C 94cm x 150
Bedroom 1 - 425cm max x 327cm
Bedroom 2 207cm x 480cm
Bathroom - Shower over bath
Outside, Private rear garden
2 allocated parking spaces
All measurements are approximate. We have not checked the serviceability of any appliances, fixtures or utilities (i.e. water, electricity, gas) which may be included in the sale. We cannot guarantee building regulations or planning permission has been approved and all prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on these points prior to entering into a contract. Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor. Items shown in photographs are NOT included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. Buyers must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.
All mains services are connected.
All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale.
TwoCan estate agents are advertising this property on behalf of Two Rivers Housing. Two Rivers Housing are the owners of Twocan and the Centigen brand.