Over 350,000 young people and families have been helped into homeownership with Help to Buy since its launch in 2013. The major milestone was reached as the official Help to Buy statistics were published on 11 May 2022. The statistics show: 355,634 properties have been bought with a Help to Buy: Equity Loan since its […]
News and advice: Category: Buyers’ stories
Buying your home is an exciting experience, but it can also be a daunting process during which you will need expert help and advice.
Our news and advice section contains information from industry experts, buyers who’ve used our schemes and the latest news about government support.
Future homebuyers will see their prospective property bills reduce from 30 June 2022, when the government’s ban on charging ground rent on new leases in England and Wales comes into force. The government is taking action to rid future homeowners of annual costs – known as ground rent. Sometimes worth hundreds of pounds a year, […]
The government has launched a consultation on proposals for changes to building regulations to ensure new homes have next-generation gigabit broadband installed in them as standard practice. Around one in ten new-build homes are still being built without gigabit connections, mostly in smaller developments, where the cost can be higher or broadband companies have not […]
New homes and buildings in England will have to produce significantly less CO2 under new rules announced by the government today (15 December 2021) to help the country move towards net zero. Under the new regulations, CO2 emissions from new build homes must be around 30% lower than current standards and emissions from other new […]
A nurse and a police officer are among the first people to be helped on to the housing ladder through a new affordable home ownership scheme, the government announced today (26 November 2021). The keyworkers from Bolsover, Derbyshire, are benefiting from the government’s First Homes scheme, which offers homes at a discount of at least […]
The number of people buying a home through the Help to Buy scheme is at an all-time high. New figures released on 13 August 2021 show that from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 over 55,000 households bought their home with the support of a Help to Buy: equity loan. That makes it a record-breaking year for the scheme, which has helped […]
Gail bought her £210,000 new dream home from Kier Homes. Gail had seen and heard of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, but she wasn’t sure which direction to go. But after doing her own research became very excited at how Help to Buy enables potential buyers to own their dream home. With the […]
Property solicitor Emily had met her partner Ema, and her teenage daughter Beth, and they wanted a new home with more space – particularly because they had three cats to accommodate as well! Keen to stay in Stafford and close to their workplace, it didn’t take them long to narrow down their choice to the […]
Callum Trimmer bought from Crosshall Developers in Leeds in 2019. He purchased a three-bedroom property for £252,000. Callum used the Help to Buy: Equity Loan to secure a £50,000 loan to boost his deposit, access a better mortgage rate and allow him to buy the home of his choice. He said: “I wouldn’t have been […]