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Publication - Guidance

Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme: information for buyers

Published: 25 Oct 2017
ISBN:
9781788513562

Information for buyers including eligibility criteria and the application process.

12 page PDF

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12 page PDF

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Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme: information for buyers
What happens when I want to sell my shared equity property?

12 page PDF

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What happens when I want to sell my shared equity property?

You should contact the administering agent in the first instance.

If, for example, you have an 80 per cent stake in your property when you want to move, then you will get 80 per cent of the selling price when it is sold. The Scottish Government will receive the remaining 20 per cent. The percentage you get is not affected by changes in the value of your property over time. In this example, if the value of your house increases, you will benefit from 80 per cent of the increase. The other
20 per cent of the increase will go to the Scottish Government. You should be aware that improvements you have made to your home will be reflected in the valuation when you sell your home and they will not be deducted from the value of your home.

Initial property value £100,000
Your stake – 80 per cent £80,000
Scottish Government's stake – 20 per cent £20,000
Sale price £140,000
You receive 80 per cent £112,000
Scottish Government receives 20 per cent £28,000

In this example, the value of your stake has increased from £80,000 to £112,000.

The next example shows what happens if the value of your property decreases.

Initial property value £100,000
Your stake – 80 per cent £80,000
Scottish Government's stake – 20 per cent £20,000
Sale price £90,000
You receive 80 per cent £72,000
Scottish Government receives 20 per cent £18,000

If you have made any improvements to your home, these will be reflected in the valuation. You will not be reimbursed for the cost of any improvements made at your own expense. The amount you sell your house for will be split in proportion to the stakes help by you and the Scottish Ministers.

Example

An example of when you improve your property

Initial property value £100,000
Your stake – 80 per cent £80,000
Scottish Government's stake – 20 per cent £20,000
Improvements funded by you £10,000
Sale price £150,000
You receive 80 per cent of £150,000 £120,000
Scottish Government receives 20 per cent of £150,000 £30,000

You should be aware that will you be responsible for meeting all costs (including those incurred by the administering agent and Scottish Ministers) when you sell your home.


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