Shared Ownership is a great way to step onto the property ladder for less than you might think. While it’s easy for us to extoll the virtues of the scheme it’s much better for us to let some of our customers share their stories with you.

Click on our new homeowners below to find out why Shared Ownership was the right choice for them and why it could be the right choice for you…

Joe and Hannah Pickstock enjoying their new home

Hannah & Joe’s story

They always wanted their own home but thought they wouldn’t be able to afford it. Fears they wouldn’t be able to take a step onto the property ladder were removed after speaking to Sanctuary Homes about Shared Ownership.

After years of renting Hannah and Joe managed to purchase a great new home in the Cheshire town of Ellesmere Port.

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Sharon’s story

Sharon Opie was looking for a chance to move back to the village she came from and find a new home for her and her daughter.

After fruitless searches she discovered the perfect property on our website and, thanks to Shared Ownership she moved into a fantastic three-bedroom home near Newquay, Cornwall.

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Sharon outside her new Shared Ownership home
Cristina Roda

Christina’s story

Looking for a home, especially your first one is a daunting prospect, even more so if you work somewhere like London.

Christina was looking for an apartment that was ideally located for her job but also financially viable. Luckily Shared Ownership allowed her to move to the perfect property for her, finding a great flat in The Quadrangle development from Sanctuary.

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Michael & Elizabeth’s story

A place in the country was their dream but everyone knows that buying a rural home would be too expensive, right?

With Shared Ownership that wasn’t the case and for Michael and Elizabeth it allowed them to open the doors to their dream home in an Essex village after discovering it online with Sanctuary.

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Elizabeth and Michael Rose celebrate their new home
Robin Munden and Wendy Spiller celebrate their new Quadrangle home.

Robin & Wendy’s story

After years of renting Robin and Wendy thought they wouldn’t ever be able to afford their first home. With Shared Ownership though it allowed them to fulfil their dream.

With help from Sanctuary they realised that they were able to afford their own apartment in London, something they had feared would be ‘unnatainable’.

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Lucina’s story

Searching for her ‘dream’ first home was becoming a nightmare for Lucina as it got harder and harder to find the deposit needed for a new property, until she discovered Shared Ownership.

Lucina managed to move into her new home much earlier than she anticipated, being able to afford much more of a property then she ever thought imaginable.

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Sanctuary Homes owner Lucina


An image showing what Shared Ownership means

For more information on Shared Ownership visit some of the other pages in this section, alternatively if you have a question you can always get in touch with us via our Contact Us page. To view our properties that are available for Shared Ownership please view our current Developments or use our Find your Home section.


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