Taylor Wimpey hosts four Help to Buy (Scotland) events ahead of scheme re-launch

Posted 19 February 2016 by Keith Osborne

The re-launched Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is available on new homes from 1 March 2016 and Taylor Wimpey is hosting events to explain it to homebuyers...

With new funding leading to the re-launch of the Help to Buy (Scotland) assistance scheme this March, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey East Scotland is to host four events at developments within its region to explain the scheme and illustrate the properties available with it.

The free events are an opportunity for prospective buyers to meet an independent financial adviser (IFA) as well as the Taylor Wimpey team at developments in East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian over the next two weekends. The events run from 12.00noon until 4.00pm at the events at the following developments:

  • Sunday 21 February – Almond Park, Musselburgh
  • Sunday 21 February – The Scholars, Dalkeith
  • Sunday 28 February – Seton Park, Winchburgh
  • Sunday 28 February – Arniston Vale, Gorebridge

Visitors to each event will also have the chance to enter a free prize draw to win £200 of ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers.

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is set to run for three years from 1 March 2016.  In the first year (2016/2017) the maximum value of new homes that are eligible for the scheme will be £230,000,  reducing to £200,000 in 2017/18 and then to £175,000 in 2018/19. The Scottish government will contribute a maximum of 15% equity stake with a loan which is interest-free for the first five years.

Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says:  “Help to Buy (Scotland) is available on a wide range of new homes at our developments right across the region.  We’re confident that our four informal Help to Buy (Scotland) information events will allow prospective buyers to find out more about the scheme and how it could help them to move to a new home.

“Our IFA will be able to provide helpful financial advice to prospective buyers, as well as outline how the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme works providing them with all the information they need to make their move to a new home.”


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