A simple guide to buying a resale property

As well as brand new properties, we also have homes that the current owner bought through shared ownership (part buy/part rent) and now wishes to sell on. 

Resales are a really popular route to home ownership, and could be a great option for you. This guide will explain how to go about securing your resale home:

Step 1: Finding the right property

You can search for a resale property in the same way you would a new build property. Take a look on the Help to Buy website to see who your local Help to Buy agent is and what properties they have available. If you are looking to buy a home in London, please visit the First Steps website to see all of the homes currently available. Once you’ve seen a property you like you’ll need to arrange a viewing with the vendor.

It’s sometimes difficult to get a feel about a new area and what your neighbours are like but when you view a resale property you will be shown round by the vendor who can fill you in on everything!

Step 2: Buying a property
Step 3: Owning a shared ownership home