Susan Emmett

Shared ownership could be the alternative to the bank of mum and dad

Stepping onto the property ladder has become an enormous stretch for first-time buyers. But for those with no access to the generous bank of mum and dad, could shared ownership help?

Initially conceived in the 1980s with the aim of helping key workers to access the housing market, the niche housing scheme has the potential to become mainstream as a result of significant new investment.

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