Finding an affordable property
The guidance below outlines where you can find out about affordable housing in your local area.
We are continually working with Developers to bring new property developments to the market. All new affordable housing developments are advertised for sale as any other property, such as; in local newspapers, Estate Agents, Developer's website, online, social media and property search sites eg; Rightmove and Zoopla. The advert should state that it is an 'affordable home', that it has Section 106 conditions attached and that buyers must be approved by us. A time frame for applications may be given and it is only during this time that we can accept applications.
In the meantime, most Developers are happy for you to contact them to register your interest in their housing development, they may provide you with updates via email on when the properties are likely to be ready for sale.
Existing owners of affordable homes may decide to put their home on the market. These resale affordable properties will be advertised for sale as any other property, see above. You can ask the Estate Agent or Home Owner for details of the Section 106 Agreement such as the locality criteria. If they do not know, they can contact their solicitor for advice or us for general information.
Potential purchasers must be approved by us.
Housing Associations and Developers work together to bring Shared Ownership properties to the market. These properties will be advertised like any other property, the advert will state that it is Shared Ownership, what percentage you can buy and which Housing Association to contact for more details. Often these properties can be found on the Help to buy North West property search.