Help to buy equity loan

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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 balance.

A Help to Buy Equity Loan allows buyers to become exempt from loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of homeownership.

How to qualify for a help to buy equity loan

The home you buy must be:

  • a new build
  • have a purchase price of up to £600,000 in England (or £300,000 in Wales)
  • the only home you own
  • for residential purposes (not sub-let or rented out once purchased)
  • a property that you can show you can’t afford (if you’re applying in Wales)

How a help to buy equity loan works

With an equity loan:

  • you will need a 5% deposit
  • the government will lend you up to 20% (up to 40% in London)
  • you’ll need a mortgage of up to 75% for the remainder (up to 55% in London)

You must buy your home from a registered Help to Buy builder. Your Help to Buy agent should have a list.

Speak to a help to buy expert

If you’re unsure of whether or not you qualify, you can speak to an expert mortgage advisor for information on the latest government schemes. Our advisors also specialise in a wide variety of mortgage fields, such as bad credit, self-employed mortgages and first-time buyer mortgages.

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