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Help to Buy in London

What is London Help To Buy? 

The government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is open to first-time buyers of brand new homes only, subject to eligibility, terms and conditions, until 31 March 2023. The property must be reserved by 31 October 2022.

A qualifying buyer only needs to provide a deposit of 5% of the full purchase price and the government provides an equity loan of up to 40%. The buyer needs to get a repayment mortgage for the remainder. The equity loan is interest-free for the first five years and the homeowner would need to pay it back when they sell their home, pay off their repayment mortgage or reach the end of the equity loan term.

Working example

Property price £500,000 (100%)
Initial deposit £25,000    (5%)
Equity loan £200,000    (40%)
Remaining mortgage £275,000    (55%)

 

Find out more about London Help to Buy from the government agent.

 

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