Shared Ownership
Last updated: 25 May 2018

How to apply

The Scottish Government keeps a list of shared ownership properties. If you see one you are interested in, you should contact the relevant social landlord.

They might already have a waiting list of people who want shared ownership, and they'll take your housing needs into account to see where you'll sit on the list.

If you are eligible, the housing association will give you an application form to complete. If you're successful, they'll contact you when there's a home available and tell you the next steps you'll need to take.

How to qualify

Priority for shared ownership housing will be given to:

  • first time buyers with limited housing alternatives
  • 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 was killed while serving
  • public sector tenants
  • families on low incomes
  • disabled people

If you can afford to buy a house outright, you won't qualify for shared ownership housing.