Help to Buy: equity loan

Help to Buy: equity loan combines a government loan of up to 20% of the property’s value a 5% deposit from you and a 75% mortgage.
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Launched on the 1st April 2013 the scheme helps first time buyers and home movers buy a new build property.

How it works?


The Help to Buy: equity loan is ideal for customers with a small deposit (minimum of 5%) and is available on new build properties only.

The applicant is required to provide a minimum deposit of 5% of the property’s value, the Government provides an equity loan of up to 20% of the property value and you will require a standard mortgage for the remaining amount.

Am I eligible for the Help to Buy: equity loan?

To be eligible for the Help to Buy: equity loan:

  • It must be a new build property built by a participating builder
  • It must be your main residence and only dwelling (you will not be intending to rent it out);
  • The mortgage must be capital and repayment (not interest only);
  • The scheme is only available in England;
  • Maximum purchase price of £600k

The scheme does not guarantee your mortgage payments. You are responsible for paying your mortgage under this scheme in exactly the same way as any other mortgage. The benefit to you is that it may enable you to get a mortgage to buy your home with a lower deposit.

For more details speak to one of our qualified mortgage advisors or go to the Help to Buy Scheme website.


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