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The Open Market Shared Equity scheme has stopped accepting applications for 2023 to 2024. 

If you cannot afford the full price of a home for sale in the open market you might be able to get help through the Open Market Share Equity (OMSE) scheme.

The OMSE scheme is available across Scotland. It's open to first-time buyers and these priority access groups:

  • people aged 60 and over
  • social renters (people who rent from the council or a housing association)
  • disabled people
  • members of the armed forces
  • veterans who have left the armed forces within the past two years
  • widows, widowers and other partners of service personnel for up to two years after their partner has lost their life while serving
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