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What is Help To Buy? 

The new version of the government’s Help to Buy scheme in England started on 1 April 2021 and is open to first-time buyers only, until 2023.

Watch our helpful guide below.

A qualifying buyer only needs to provide a deposit of 5%, the government provides an equity loan of 20% of the price (40% in Greater London) and the buyer needs to get a mortgage for 75% of the purchase price (55% in Greater London). The equity loan is interest-free for the first five years.

Unlike the old version of Help to Buy, there are how the regional maximum prices which qualify for purchasing a new build home with the scheme:

North East £186,100
North West £224,400
Yorkshire and the Humber £228,100
East Midlands £261,900
West Midlands £255,600
East of England £407,400
Greater London £600,000
South East £437,600
South West £349,000

Some rules remain the same on the new version of Help to Buy. You must:

·         be a UK resident

·         be purchasing a new build home

·         not own any other property at the time of the equity loan

·         not rent out the home for buy-to-let purposes

·         generate enough income to keep up the mortgage repayments

So, to make the most of Help to Buy in England, search for a new home today.

Wales and Scotland governments have their own versions of Help to Buy and other buyer assistance schemes.

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