LIFT New Supply

The New Supply Shared Equity scheme (NSSE) aims to help people on low to moderate incomes to buy an affordable new build home.

Covid-19: Shared Equity Schemes operated by Link on behalf of the Scottish Government remain open, with staff working from home. Please check this web page regularly for updates.


With the NSSE scheme, eligible applicants can buy a new home from Link that has been built for shared equity sale.

This means applicants fund the majority share of the purchase of their property and own the property outright, with the Scottish Government holding the remaining share of the property under a shared equity agreement.

For example, if you pay for 70% of your home, the Scottish Government will pay for and hold 30% of the share. You also have the opportunity to increase your share up to 100% in the future.

Priority groups

The scheme is aimed at households on low to moderate incomes, who can demonstrate they can’t buy a new build house to suit their needs without help from the NSSE scheme.

The scheme is available to all first-time buyers, however, priority is given to:

  • social renters (people who rent from the council or a housing association)
  • disabled people
  • members of the armed forces
  • veterans who have left the armed forces within the past two years
  • widows, widowers and other partners of service personnel for up to two years after their partner lost their life while serving
  • people who have previously owned a home and have experienced a significant change in circumstances, for example, a marital breakdown.

For further information about the criteria for the NSSE scheme, please visit the Scottish Government's website.

I meet the criteria - what do I do now?

We currently do not have any properties available for sale. If any properties become available we will advertise them on our website and on third party websites, Zoopla and S1 Homes. 

More information

If you would like further information about the scheme, please read the Buyers Information Leaflet or contact our NSSE team on or 0330 303 0125