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Home ownership

Owning your own home is an aspiration for most people, but for many buying a property can be difficult. Choice can be limited if you are not able to afford the type and size of property you wish in the area you want.

Affordable home ownership schemes

You may be able to get financial help through affordable home ownership schemes such as Help to Buy and shared ownership. Read more.about affordable home ownership schemes.

More information

There are many independent websites that provide comprehensive advice on what you need to think about when buying a home. They cover issues such as obtaining a mortgage, finding the right property, legal issues and affordability. Some of these websites are listed below.

Download our advice sheet about low cost home ownership here.

The Citizens Advice Bureau Advice guide provides useful advice for people thinking of buying a home.

Gov.UK provides a step-by-step guide to the process you need to follow when buying a home.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is the trade association for the mortgage industry.

Houses for sale are advertised on the internet, in local newspapers, and at estate agents. Links you might find useful include these private websites:

Zoopla is a private company that allows you to search for homes for sale.

Rightmove is a private company that advertises homes for sale throughout the UK.