a Camden flat that is almost affordable. A two-bedder with a balcony, its estimated market value is given as £390,000, but it is being sold under a shared-ownership scheme, so you can buy half for £195,000. There’s a monthly rent (£470.31) and a service charge to pay on top of the mortgage, plus you need to cough up a 10 per cent deposit, but it’s still not as nausea-inducingly expensive as most. There’s just one catch: read the eligibility requirements and you discover you need to be “earning a minimum income of at least £66,000” to buy the property. But to be eligible for this scheme, you need to be earning “under £66,000”. That sounds contradictory, but enquiries revealed that individuals or couples who can show their total income is exactly £66,000 can buy it.
На практике это, конечно, получается не лотерея а просто квартира для тех, кто владеет собственным бизнесом, дающим больший доход, и может точно регулировать свой доход в каждый год.