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Part Buy Part Rent

There is more than one way to define what part buy part rent means.

There are two possible solutions that this phrase might describe:

1           Shared Ownership is where an individual co-owns a property with another party – usually the local housing association and pays rent to the co-owner for the part of the property that they do not own. The co-owner does not occupy the other part of the property.

You can find out all about shared ownership in our shared ownership section. This is the basis of the Government's New Build HomeBuy scheme.

2            There are some part rent part buy schemes where you can choose a property of your liking and approach an organisation to buy the property and you lease it from them. You might take out something like an option to buy the property in the future at a price which is anchored – meaning the property doesn't get further out of reach financially. You rent the property until you decide if and when you want to buy it.

You can find out more about these schemes in our Lease Option section. The Government has a Rent to HomeBuy scheme and there may also be private schemes available.

Whichever route you plan, you will want to take mortgage advice and legal advice and identify your local HomeBuy Agent.

Features, advantages and disavantages of specific first time buyer mortgages:

100% Mortgages l Cashback Mortgages l High LTV Mortgages l Graduate Mortgages l Professional Mortgages l Mortgages with Parents l Guarantor Mortgages l Family Offset Mortgages l Mortgages with Friends or Family l Mortgages at University l Rent a Room Mortgages l Affordable Mortgages l Interest only Mortgages l Part Repayment Part Interest Mortgages l Interest-free Start Mortgages l Shared Ownership Mortgages l Poor, Adverse or Poor Credit Mortgages l Shared Equity Mortgages l 30, 35, 40 Year Term Mortgages

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There's alot going on! What do you think?

Interest rates are low but could rise? Is this a good time to buy?


Varialbe rate mortgages go up if bank interest rates do. Which is your preference?

Fixed Rate
Variable rate

Interest only mortgages are cheaper but in the end you don't end up owning the property. Which is better?

Interest Only

House prices are waivering. Do you think this is a good time to buy?


Shared equity mortgages allow you to buy a new home with 5% deposit and an equity loan through FirstBuy. What do you think?

Too complicated
Too expensive
Too risky

Rent to buy allows you to peg a property price, save towards a deposit and pay reduced rent. What do you think?

Works best in a rising market
Too complicated
Good option


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