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14 May 2021
Over 300,000 homes sold with Help to Buy

Sam Legg, a nineteen year old farmer from Leicestershire, has become the 300,000th homeowner to use the Help to Buy: Equity Loan Scheme since its launch in 2013 and urges others to do the same.

04 Feb 2021
Propertymark calls for stamp duty holiday extension in budget manifesto

Ahead of the budget on 3 March, Propertymark has published its manifesto asking for ten changes the UK Government to make to support the housing sector. Principal changes are a continuation of the cut in stamp duty and extending the Help to Buy scheme to the second-hand homes market.

19 Jan 2021
New Help to Buy: Equity Loan Scheme

First-time buyers looking to purchase a home in England will continue to receive Government support under the revised Help to Buy: Equity Loan Scheme (2021-2023), which is now open for applications with buyers able to move into their new properties from 1 April 2021.

16 Oct 2020
Comprehensive Spending Review 2020

Responding to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2020, Propertymark highlights the requirement for the UK Government to invest in appropriate infrastructure and innovation, to level up economic opportunity.

03 Aug 2020
Government extends Help to Buy scheme

House buyers using the Help to Buy scheme, now have until 30 March to complete their transactions. The Government extension to the deadline was introduced following the many building sites which were closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

29 Oct 2019
Homes England unlocks Help to Buy: Equity Loan calculator

Brokers and financial advisers will be better able to check the likely success of their clients Help to Buy: Equity Loan applications, following an update to the Homes England sustainability calculator.

18 Oct 2019
Changes to shared ownership announced

Plans for a new national model for shared ownership will help thousands of lower earners step onto the housing ladder. A package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder have been confirmed by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

17 Oct 2019
Marketing Help to Buy homes effectively — what agents need to know

Meeting advertising requirements may not be the first thing you think of when you think Help to Buy. But it’s very important when advertising to homebuyers interested in the Government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme. If you don’t know the rules you may mislead customers, and be suspended from the scheme.

15 Oct 2019
First time buyers using Help to Buy pay more for new homes

First time buyers in England buying a new home using the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme are paying on average 10 per cent more than those buying new homes without Help to Buy, research from reallymoving has discovered.

29 Aug 2019
Propertymark urges caution over unintended consequences of shared ownership changes

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced plans to help thousands of lower earners step onto the housing ladder. Changes to Help To Buy, that would make it easier for people to take out a mortgage, are also proposed.

13 Jun 2019
Report finds that most buyers did not need Help to Buy

The National Audit Office (NAO) report has found that two-thirds of homebuyers who used the Government's Help to Buy scheme could have bought a home without it.

12 Mar 2019
Scottish Labour to consider targeted replacement for Help to Buy

Scottish Labour’s Housing Commission want to scrap Help to Buy in favour of a targeted scheme to help first time buyers with lower income, allowing them to buy existing homes as well as new builds with a 5% deposit.

08 Jan 2019
Right to Buy figures plunge

Official figures from MHCLG show that Right to Buy sales between July - September 2018-19 decreased by 22 per cent compared to those sold over the same period in 2017-18.