Another way to get on the ladder
I ntroduced in the Seventies, it is little-known and also comes with a certain amount of stigma.
Shared ownership was originally conceived as a Government- backed scheme to help key workers and lowincome households buy a home, partowning and part-renting.
Traditionally, it has faced public perception issues: prospective homeowners don't know it exists, or can be deterred by complex rules of eligibility.
Housing association Aster has described how it is viewed as "the poor relat...