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Firstly, speak to a help to buy agent in your area to see whether the scheme is available to you.
Look into whether you can get a mortgage as you will need to apply for a shared ownership mortgage to pay for your share of the loan. Speak with our mortgage advisers for guidance and advice about which lenders are usually willing to lend to shared ownership buyers.
Do your sums! You will need to be able to pay for a mortgage deposit, mortgage fees, stamp duty, insurance and ongoing maintenance costs of your property as well as rent for the portion of the property you do not own.