Why do customers sometimes lose money when they decide to sell their share, having done lots of improvement and maintenance work to the property?

If a shared owner’s home increases in value over a number of years they will receive this additional equity if they sell their home. Making improvements may add to this value. However, house prices do fluctuate and so the value of the home may increase or decrease over time. It is best for shared owners to seek financial advice on any key decisions. 

Who to speak to

Ella Cheney, Shared Ownership Programme Manager