Guide

Open Market Shared Equity scheme

Last updated: 17 December 2018

Overview

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. It's open to first-time buyers and these priority access groups:

  • 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
Overview