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Have your say on Help to Buy and Shared Ownership and get a £20 Love2Shop voucher

Researchers at the University of York need help with research into whether using affordable homeownership schemes, such as Help to Buy or Shared Ownership can be a safer way for people to buy a home. So if you've bought your home using one of these schemes, read on to find out how you can help.

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Affordable homeownership

***Thank you for the interest in this request to help with our research. We are still looking for people  who bought on the open market, used the Help to Buy or Right to Buy schemes anywhere in the country, or shared ownership in the Midlands or the North only. ****

Did you buy your home 3 or more years ago? Researchers at the University of York would like to talk to you about your experiences of homebuying.  They would particularly like to speak to those who used the Shared Ownership, Help to Buy or the Right to Buy schemes but would still like to speak to those who bought on the open market and who are on a modest income (£30k, more if you have children).

How was your homebuying experience?

They are keen to hear about how people decided to buy a home and how they have managed their home since. For example, what information was important to you when you bought, how have you kept up with mortgage costs and have you undertaken any repairs? What has worked out well, what might have worked out better and, if you used one of the schemes, how that might have impacted on your experience? What support or advice have you had to help you manage these types of things? You might have had to sell or rent your home, which would also be of interest to them. 

How the research will be gathered

The discussions will take up to an hour and they will arrange to talk to you on the phone or on-line via eg Zoom, whichever is most convenient for you. They can also arrange a time outside usual working hours.

As a thank you, you will get a £20 voucher for Love2Shop

They really appreciate people giving their time and offering feedback so they are offering all participants a £20 shopping voucher as a thank you.  The vouchers can be used at a wide variety of high street shops including Argos, Boots, Iceland and Currys. 

How to take part in the research

If you are interested in talking to us please fill in this short form.  They will be in touch with you to set up a convenient time.

Thank you for your help, any feedback we gather is extremely useful in helping shape homeownership for the future.

Please find further information by clicking on this link to this project information sheet and this data privacy information sheet.

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