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Home Reach

Wainhomes is working in partnership with heylo to offer Home Reach, a part buy - part rent option on selected properties

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What is Home Reach?

With Home Reach, you buy a share of your chosen home and pay a low monthly rent on the part you don’t buy. You get to choose whether you buy a bigger share of a lower priced home or a smaller share of a more expensive one.

With the Wainhomes partnership you can initially purchase shares up to 75% of your chosen home and heylo will become your landlord, granting you a 125-year lease. This means you will be able to live in your home as if you’ve bought it outright. You can buy more of your home in the future and stop paying rent on that part.

Who is heylo?

Launched in September 2014, heylo has created one of the largest home ownership programmes in the UK, offering a number of different routes to ensure owning your own home is accessible.

Wainhomes are working in partnership with heylo to offer Home Reach, a part buy - part rent option on selected properties across the country.

Home Reach is simply about helping you get on, climb up and stay on the property ladder.

Home Reach… A more affordable way to buy

Smaller deposit requirements and lower monthly payments make it easier to buy the home you’ve always wanted.

You decide how much of your home you would like to buy, with shares up to 75%.

You are able to purchase your share with either cash savings or by taking out a mortgage. If you are taking out a mortgage to finance your share, then you will typically need to allow for at least a 5% deposit. The larger your deposit, the lower your mortgage payments will be.

On the share you don’t own, you will pay rent of 2.75% of the unsold value. This will be paid monthly by direct debit.

For Example

Property Value £180,000 £245,000
50% Share Value £90,000 £122,500
10% Deposit £9,000 £12,250
Mortgage (3.5% interest rate) £81,000 £110,250
Monthly Mortgage Payments £427.10 £581.33
Monthly Rent £206.25 £280.73
Monthly Combined Cost £633.35 £862.06
Indicative Income Requirement £24,445 £32,687

Figures above are based on a 25 year repayment mortgage and a Home Reach lease with an initial rent of 2.75% on the unpurchased property value increasing by RPI + 0.5% each year. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up with payments on your mortgage or shared ownership lease. Additional service charges may be payable on properties with communal facilities or services. You will also need to consider the responsibilities and associated costs involved with owning a home (such as insurance and maintenance).

Why Home Reach?

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    An affordable way to get on to the housing ladder

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    Provides the security of home ownership

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    Flexibility to sell and move at any time

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    Ability to increase the level of ownership at any time

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    Freedom to decorate and improve your home

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    Benefit from any increase in property prices

Who is eligible for Home Reach?

You are eligible to purchase a Home Reach property in England or Wales if:

  • Your household income does not exceed £80,000 per annum for homes outside of London
  • You have a deposit (at least 5% of the share value)
  • You are a first-time buyer or used to own a home, but cannot afford to buy outright now
  • You currently occupy a shared ownership property and are looking to move
  • The shared ownership property will be your principle and only home
  • You have passed a financial assessment, demonstrating you are financially able to purchase the minimum share value and support the monthly costs.

Buying a Home Reach Property

Buying a Home Reach property is just like buying any other Wainhome, and our sales team will assist and advise you every step of the way.

  • 1 Register

    Register with your local Help to Buy agent.

    You are able to register for a general area or a specific housing development.

  • 2 Assessment

    You will need to complete a financial affordability assessment.

    This is to ensure you can afford to purchase and maintain the monthly costs.

  • 3 Choose

    Once you know your affordability, you are able to choose the home you wish to purchase.

    The share you can afford to purchase will be calculated for you.

  • 4 Reserve

    Now you need to pay a reservation fee to the sales team to secure your home.

    They will then take you through the next steps of your purchase, with 28 days to exchange.

  • 5 Mortgage

    You will need to apply for a mortgage (if you need one).

    The sales team will guide you to the appropriate specialist.

  • 6 Legals

    You will need to appoint a solicitor to carry out the legal work for you and act in your best interests.

  • 7 Exchange

    This is when you pay your deposit, sign you contracts and agree a moving in date.

  • 8 Move in

    Move in on the agreed completion day, you will able to collect the keys, move in and…

    enjoy your new home!

The Home Reach lease from heylo

What’s included in your Home Reach lease

The lease sets out:

  • A description of the property including its boundaries and a guide to which parts are your responsibility – if a leasehold property, it will also contain any restrictions or obligations flowing from the superior leasehold title, such as the payment of ground rent
  • The start date of the lease and the share that you have bought
  • The amount of rent that you must pay, together with other amounts due under the lease
  • The rent increase, linked to Retail Price Index plus 0.5% each year
  • Your responsibilities as a leaseholder, such as all repairs and maintenance of the property and those of heylo as landlord under the lease, such as building insurance arrangements
  • The method by which you can purchase additional shares to own more of your home in the future
  • The method by which you can move home, either by selling your share or selling the whole property.

What are your rights and responsibilities?

You are responsible for all utilities bills, repairs and redecoration of your property. It’s your place, your space – so make it your own!

The only exception would be if you wanted to make any structural changes. For this you would need to apply in writing to heylo outlining the changes you would like to make. heylo will review the application and will be in touch with a decision or requesting more information.

Once you’ve moved in

Once you’ve moved in, a member of the heylo team will be in contact.

Your welcome letter will outline who your managing agent will be, they will be responsible for collecting your rent and answering any questions you may have about your property and lease as well as guiding you if you decide you would like to staircase or sell.

Home Reach is a new build ownership solution brought to you by heylo housing group. The Home Reach shared ownership scheme cannot be used in conjunction with any other Wainhomes purchase scheme, offer or promotion. Subject to affordability criteria as prescribed by the Homes and Communities Agency. Subject to individual mortgage lender qualification and affordability criteria. More information on eligibility and affordability of using Home Reach to purchase your home can be found at www.homereach.org.uk


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