Kerry Christian, 39, was able to cut the cord with renting by purchasing a 45% share of a property that had a full market value of £337,500. Previously renting a two-bed apartment with her sister, Kerry was fed up of paying for someone else’s mortgage and was determined to venture out and purchase a home of her own.

Kerry said: “I wanted a place of my own and to pay for my own mortgage rather than paying off someone else’s by renting because before you know it, you’re £10,000 down. Shared ownership is just an incredible scheme and meant that I didn’t have to rent any more and I could have my dream home in a great area – I wouldn’t be on the property ladder without it.”

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