There isn’t fixed criteria on shared ownership deposits. Different mortgage lenders will have different criteria on how much mortgage deposit they will require.

This will be based generally on your affordability and the value of the property.

As with other mortgages where a 0% mortgage deposit is available, you may be able to get one with a shared ownership mortgage based on the mortgage lender and the type of product they have available.

As with all mortgages, the higher the deposit the better the loan to value and in almost all cases, the better the rate you will receive on your mortgage.

Tip: Remember the mortgage on a shared ownership property is calculated based on the number of shares in the property you are trying to purchase and not the full value of the property.

John Bate

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.