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The mortgage guarantee scheme

Launched on 19 April 2021, the mortgage guarantee scheme helps to increase the supply of mortgages for borrowers with just a 5% deposit.

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Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership is a part rent, part buy scheme that will enable you to buy a share of between 10-75% of a new build home and then pay rent on the rest.

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First Homes

First Homes is a new scheme to help local first-time buyers and key workers a first home, by offering homes at a discount of at least 30%.

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Right to Buy

A government scheme to help eligible council tenants in England buy their rented home with a discount of up to £87,200 (£116,200 in London).


Stamp Duty

If you purchase a residential property before 30 June 2021, you only start to pay stamp duty on the amount that you pay for the property above £500,000. These rates apply whether you are buying your first home or have owned property before.

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