What is Help to Buy?

Help to Buy is the name of a government scheme that aims to help first time buyers, and those looking to move home, purchase residential property. With the Help to Buy Equity Loan, the government will lend you between 15% and 40% of the property price. The percentage of the loan depends on where you live. You will need to put down a deposit of at least 5% and get a mortgage to cover the rest of the property’s value.

Share to Buy is a national property portal, listing Help to Buy, Shared Ownership, rental and other affordable home ownership properties. You can search for properties, use our helpful guides and FAQs to get all the info you need and we can even help you search for mortgages and conveyancing solicitors.

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Win a £100 Amazon Voucher with Share to Buy!

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Peabody offer Shared Ownership homes in North London regeneration hotspot

Shared Ownership boost for first time buyers in Colindale  For first time buyers eager to get on the property ladder, affordability is the overriding factor. Savvy purchasers looking to make their hard earned savings go as far as possible should think about buying in a regeneration zone as a good option for future returns. In…

Help to Buy extended due to COVID-19

Government announce two-month extension of Help to Buy scheme On Friday 31st July, the government announced that they will be extending the current Help to Buy scheme to aid budding buyers looking to get on the property ladder, whilst easing pressure on housebuilders. Under the current scheme, which is due to end in March next…

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