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Help to Buy

Help to Buy

There are two Help to Buy schemes that you could be eligible for. 

  • Help to Buy ISA (for First Time Buyers)
  • Help to Buy Equity Loan (for Newly Built Properties)

 

Help to Buy ISA (for First Time Buyers

If you are saving to buy your first home, save money into a Help to Buy: ISA and the Government will boost your savings by 25%. So, for every £200 you save, receive a government bonus of £50. The maximum government bonus you can receive is £3,000

- See more at:        https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/help-to-buy-isa/how-does-it-work/

 

Open:    The Help to Buy ISA is available from a range of banks, building societies and credit unions.

The accounts are available to each first time buyer, not each household. This means that if you are planning to buy with your partner, for example, you could receive a government bonus of up to £6,000 towards your first home.

Save:    Save up to £200 a month into your Help to Buy ISA. To kickstart your account, in your first month, you can deposit a lump sum of up to £1,200.

The minimum government bonus is £400, meaning that you need to have saved at least £1,600 into your Help to Buy ISA before you can claim your bonus. The maximum government bonus you can receive is £3,000 - to receive that, you need to have saved £12,000.

Receive bonus:    When you are close to buying your first home, you will need to instruct your solicitor or conveyancer to apply for your government bonus. Once they receive the government bonus, it will be added to the money you are putting towards your first home. The bonus must be included with the funds consolidated at the completion of the property transaction. The bonus cannot be used for the deposit due at the exchange of contracts, to pay for solicitor's, estate agent's fees or any other indirect costs associated with buying a home.

- See more at:       https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/help-to-buy-isa/how-does-it-work/

 

Help to Buy Equity Loan (for Newly Built Properties)

With a Help to Buy: Equity Loan the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you'll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. You won't be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home.

- See more at: https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/equity-loan/equity-loans/

Example: for a home with a £200,000 price tag. If the home is sold for £210,000, you would get £168,000 (80%, from your mortgage and the cash deposit) and you'd pay back £42,000 on the loan (20%). You'd need to pay off your mortgage with your share of the money.

- See more at: https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/equity-loan/equity-loans/


Source: https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/