EWS1 Information for homeowners considering remortgaging, selling or staircasing
Since late 2019, some leaseholders have had difficulties in obtaining mortgages due to lenders and valuers requiring independent certification that buildings in which properties they are trying to buy, sell, staircase or remortgage meets the requirements of the government’s building safety guidance with respect to the building’s external wall system. For more information about MTVH’s approach to this issue and where you can go for support and further details, please visit this page.
Looking to buy more shares?
Once you’ve settled into your SO Resi home, you might want to buy more shares and own more of it.This is also known as staircasing.It’s up to you to decide when the time is right. So when you're ready, we make it easy for you to buy a bigger share of your home at a time that suits you.If you’d like to own more of your SO Resi home, get in touch with our Aftersales team.They'll talk you through how to take the next step.
Time to sell?
If you've decided its time to sell your SO Resi home,get in touch and let our Resales team know you'd like to sell your home.We understand that there’s a lot to think about when you’re selling your home. Don't worry, we’re here to help with throughout the process.Our dedicated Resales team will help you sell your SO Resi home as quickly and smoothly as possible. Due to an unprecedented level of demand our service times are delayed and it is currently taking us 72 hrs to get properties on the market.
Repaying your equity loan
Existing homeowners who currently have an equity loan with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (formerly Thames Valley Housing), can find information about how to repay their loan here: Thames Valley Housing and Metropolitan Housing Trust. Alternatively, you can just give us a call on 020 8607 0550 for help with repaying your equity loan.