Open Market Shared Equity scheme

Last updated: 5 December 2017


If you want to buy a home that's for sale on the open market but can't afford the total cost, you might be able to get help through the Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme.

The OMSE scheme is available across Scotland and is open to all first-time buyers.

Although anyone can apply for OMSE, priority access will be given to:

  • people aged over 60
  • 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
Open Market Shared Equity scheme