Shared ownership staircasing
If you own part of your home (as a shared owner), you may be eligible to buy more shares to increase your equity. This is known as staircasing.
Your lease will state the way in which you can increase your equity in your current home. In most cases staircasing can take place three to 12 months after your initial purchase with a minimum share purchase being 10%.
In some circumstances there may be a limit on how much you can purchase in total and you may be unable to staircase up to full ownership (100%) of the property. If you wish to staircase you must advise us in writing. If you own your home jointly both owners must sign the letter.
For more information, please read our Staircasing factsheet[pdf] 2MB or complete the form below.