Step 1: Apply for L&Q Shared ownership
Before you can view or buy an L&Q home, you’ll first need to make sure you’re eligible for Shared Ownership.
The application process will differ depending on where you’re buying your home. We’ll make these requirements clear on each property listing.
Our application form takes about 20 minutes to complete. It includes questions about your household income and savings, financial commitments, and your current living arrangements. Your eligibility will be confirmed 3 to 5 working days after you’ve completed the form.
You will receive an L&Q Shared Ownership application number (e.g. LQSO987654) after completing your application. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you can use this number to book a viewing or reserve a property.
- Apply with your local Help to Buy agent (for homes outside London)
If you’re buying a home outside of London, you’ll also need to register with your local Help to Buy agent.
A few days after completing your registration, the Help to Buy agent will email you to confirm if you are eligible. Both L&Q and the Help to Buy agent must confirm your eligibility before you can begin the home buying process.
You’ll need to quote both your LQSO and Help to Buy registration number when contacting the sales team or booking a viewing.