Armed forces homeownership

The Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme allows service personnel to buy a property for up to £300,000.

Applicants get a normal mortgages from a lender which, together with their deposit, makes 50% to 85% of the cost of buying the property.

The Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) provides an equity loan for the remainder, which is secured on the property.

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Shared equity

Not to be confused with 'shared ownership', with a 'shared equity' scheme the Government provides the borrower with an 'equity loan'.

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Shared ownership

Shared ownership schemes allow people to buy a portion of a property from a housing association and to pay rent on the remaining portion.

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The Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme (AFHOS)

AFHOS allows service personnel who have between four and six years’ service to buy a property for up to £300,000.

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