Shared Ownership Resales

If you're ready to sell your shared ownership property, we're here to help. 

Marketing your home with Platform

Shared Ownership is our bag, and we'll help you sell your home by marketing it here on our website, across property portals including Rightmove & Help to Buy. Plus we'll email our area specific waiting lists in order to find eligible buyers to refer to you for viewings.

Once your property is listed online, we will provide your contact details to anyone who is Help to Buy approved and wishes to view your property. They will contact you to arrange a viewing at a mutually convenient time. 

1%

our fees are lower than selling through a private agent

Often

We'll sell your home quickly as we have access to the right audience.

8

weeks sale period until we can sell your home outright.

100s

of Shared Ownership homes sold by Platform every year.

  • In the first instance, it is necessary to obtain a written independent valuation for both Platform’s and your approval.  The valuer must be RICS qualified or equivalent.  This will determine how much your share can be sold for. 

    All properties advertised must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If an EPC has been carried out previously, you may find it here.

    Following receipt of your completed Intention to Proceed, along with Property Information and photographs, Platform will then begin to the market the property. 

    If Platform is successful in nominating a buyer that proceeds to completion then a charge of 1% of the full market value is payable on completion of the sale. 

  • Platform will have 8 weeks maximum to locate a purchaser for your shared ownership home. After this time, you are able to appoint your own estate agent to market alongside Platform, or independently. You will be responsible for your chosen estate agents fees. 

  • The cost of the shares you wish to purchase will be based on the market value of your home at the time. A valuation must be provided by an independent, RICS qualified surveyor.

    It’s important to know that your home may have gone up or down in value from when you originally bought it. If you have made any structural improvements to your home which have increased its value, the valuer will take these into account. We also recommend that you seek advice from your mortgage lender or an independent financial adviser.

  • If Platform is successful in nominating a buyer that proceeds to completion then a charge of 1% of the full market value is payable on completion of the sale. 

  • Yes, it’s important that all property transactions are handled professionally by a solicitor. If you need help finding a solicitor, please let us know. Once you’ve instructed a solicitor to work with you, you’ll need to give us their details. We will also instruct solicitors to act on our behalf, and together they will work through the legal process and agree a completion date.

Approving your purchaser 

Should a potential purchaser be found through either Platform or an estate agent, we will need to confirm their suitability for our shared ownership scheme and any local connections that your property may be subject to. 

The potential purchaser will need approval by the relevant Help To Buy Agent.  

  • If you are based in the North of England, please contact:

    Help to Buy Agent 1 North

    Covering Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria, Cheshire, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire.

    Contact Agent

  • If you are based in the Midlands or London, please contact:

    Help to Buy Agent 2

    Covering Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, West Midlands & Greater London

    Contact Agent

  • If you are based in the South of England, please contact:

    Help to Buy Agent 3

    Covering Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Bath, Somerset & Mendip, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire.

    Contact Agent

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How much does it cost?

Selling your home through Platform is an affordable route to the resale of your Shared Ownership property.

Cost of Selling Your Home