Thirteen backs national shared ownership scheme

Thirteen is really pleased to be backing the National Housing Federation’s informative and fun campaign that dispel myths and explains what shared ownership really means to customers.

Nat Fed Campaign Sue

13 Jan 2020

Shared Ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage and pay rent on the rest. We, as a housing association, own part of it – but you’re living there, you decorate it and you decide when to sell it.

Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It allows people to get onto the ladder a lot quicker and you can also carry on buying shares until you own your home 100%!

It also highlights the different scenarios where shared ownership is an option and aims to raise awareness of how the scheme operates.

Chris Smith, Thirteen’s executive director of service delivery and development said:

“We’re really proud to be supporting the National Housing Federation with this important campaign and I’m sure we’ll very quickly see a positive impact by raising awareness of the shared ownership and putting an end to the confusion around what it actually means.

“We are building more shared ownership homes than ever before, and this campaign will help us to unlock more affordable homes to those who need them most.

“With lots of fantastic shared ownership homes available across the Tees Valley and beyond starting at £1,438 a 25% share you’ll be spoilt for choice.”

Thirteen is supporting the campaign and will be displaying posters and leaflets across the area.  A new website is packed full of facts, figures and advice and also links to property portal where a wide range of shared ownership homes are advertised.

You can also read more about Thirteen’s Shared Ownership properties that are available by visiting