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.

Latest news

Catalyst: Last remaining Help to Buy homes in Hertfordshire

Two to four bedroom houses available at The Paddocks As homeowners re-evaluate their priorities in the home, the demand for green space is stronger than ever. A recent YouGov poll revealed that nearly half of Londoners say that having a garden is more important to them than before the health pandemic, whilst one in four…

Origin Housing: Shared Ownership launch in Welwyn Garden City

One and two bedroom apartments now available in Hertfordshire Located in sought after Welwyn Garden City, Origin Housing are set to launch Pear Tree View, a contemporary collection of eight Shared Ownership apartments.    Set within a private gated setting, the development will comprise of seven two-bedroom apartments, and one one-bedroom apartment, available through Shared Ownership. Ideal for a wide range…

Clarion Housing: Recent report highlights Shared Ownership confusion in the North West

Thousands of potential homebuyers are missing the chance to get on the property ladder A new report into perceptions of Shared Ownership in the North West has shown that thousands could be being held back from getting on the property ladder, due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the tenure.  The findings come…

Catalyst: Shared Ownership launch of family homes in Bedfordshire

First time buyers can attend a virtual preview of The Printworks in Dunstable As home buyers make space the top priority in their property search for 2020, the price premium for a three bedroom house has reached record levels. The ‘trade-up gap’ between two bedroom flats and three bedroom houses now stands at £68,000, equating to £4,000…