Shared ownership

Rights and responsibilities

Maintenance responsibility

As a home owner, you will be responsible for all repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior of the property including boundary fencing, paths and parking areas within your ownership. The responsibilities are slightly different if you are living in a shared ownership apartment – you will only be responsible for all internal decorating and repairs. We will be responsible for the maintenance and redecoration of the internal corridors, halls and staircases and externally for roof, gutters, glazing and aerials.


With all new homes, there are bound to be teething problems. Most of these will be minor, like cracking as the property dries out, or ‘sticking’ doors or windows. The builder is responsible for putting right any defects that may occur during the ‘defects liability’ period that may run from between 6 and 12 months after the handover of a new property to Yarlington Homes. If you identify any defects, just let us know and we will arrange for the builder to put the problem right. 

Buildings warranty 

Your home is also covered by the National House Builders Council’s (NHBC) warranty or equivalent, which covers your home for defects in the building workmanship for the first two years after you move in and for structural problems for 10 years, in some cases 12 years.

Contact our sales team on 01935 404006 or email