Part own, part rent.
Shared ownership is another way to buy your home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. West Kent owns part of it - but you're living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.
Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and a smaller mortgage. It's a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.
What is it?
You’re probably still wondering about shared ownership’s features, benefits and how it could work for you. We’ve gathered up loads of frequently asked questions.
How to apply
To look for a shared ownership home, visit our 'Search for a home' page where all our available homes are listed.
You'll need to complete our shared ownership application form to begin with. Our home ownership team will support you throughout the whole process; from completing the form to getting your keys on moving-in day.
Hear from Aran, our Home Ownership Assistant:
Why buy with West Kent?
West Kent went above and beyond with us and were very patient with us being first time buyers and knowing very little about the process. Emily always replied to emails within a reasonable amount of time and had an answer to our questions. We didn’t have the best time with other aspects of the process and Emily kept us grounded, I don’t think we would have made it through without her."