Getting help to buy your own home

Pages in Getting help to buy your own home

  1. 1. Help to Buy scheme
  2. 2. Which scheme will suit my situation?
  3. 3. Shared Ownership
  4. 4. Equity Loans
  1. 5. Rent to Buy and Intermediate Rent
  2. 6. You are here: Options for Older People and People with Long-Term Disabilities
  3. 7. Contact details

6. Options for Older People and People with Long-Term Disabilities

Older People's Shared Ownership (OPSO)

  • The OPSO scheme allows retired people to have lower living costs compared to the open market.
  • You must be aged 55 or over to access this scheme
  • The scheme is the same as the standard Shared Ownership scheme, however the maximum share you can ever own is 75%. You do not have to pay rent on the remaining 20%
  • For further details about: the scheme, eligibility and how to apply, see the Help to buy OPSO – Older People’s Shared Ownership page

Home Ownership for people with Long-Term Disabilities (HOLD)

HOLD is a scheme which allows people with long-term disabilities an opportunity to purchase a Shared Ownership home and live independently.

For further details about: the scheme, eligibility and how to apply, see the Help to buy HOLD – Home Ownership for people with Long-Term Disabilities page.