The pros and cons of property shared ownership

Discussion in 'Property Market News and Trends' started by Nicholas Wallwork, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Nicholas Wallwork

    Nicholas Wallwork Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    We recently published an article about the Australian property market which is feeling the impact of various shared ownership schemes. Many of these schemes have been instigated by charities concerned about those unable to secure long-term property investment. There has been some heated debate about the pros and cons of property shared ownership and whether

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  2. While there is no doubt that shared ownership offers some first-time buyers the chance to acquire properties they would otherwise struggle to afford, does it push prices higher and make the problem of affordability even more acute?
  3. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Administrator

    Shared ownership is great in theory but in practice does it push prices beyond affordable levels for first-time buyers further down the line? The simple fact is that the UK authorities need to approve more new build properties and help those struggling to climb onto the property ladder for the first time.

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