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The Government’s Help to Buy scheme makes it possible to buy a new or existing home with just a 5% deposit.


What is a Help to Buy scheme?

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme makes it possible to buy a new or existing home with just a 5% deposit.

Help to Buy is here to help home movers, and it’s not just for first time buyers. Help to Buy is a government scheme which can help you get onto the property ladder, or move up it.

There are a few Help to Buy schemes to choose from. Each is available for different groups of people and comes with its own pros and cons.

Help to Buy ISA or Equity Loan Scheme?

Here is a little bit of information on each scheme:

  • Help to Buy ISA– A scheme designed by the government to help first time buyers with a 25% government bonus. The scheme operates as a savings account with the lump sum bonus being paid when you are ready to complete your house purchase.
  • Help to Buy equity loan scheme– Equity loans are designed for new build property in the UK. A maximum purchase price will apply to your equity loan and the maximum property value will depend on whether you live in London or elsewhere in the UK. Monthly loan fees are payable.
  • Buying through shared ownership- Designed for those looking to own a share of a home alongside a Housing Association.

What can our conveyancing solicitors do if you are a buyer?

Picking the right Help to Buy scheme for you is incredibly important. A conveyancing solicitor can offer advice and guidance on the government schemes that will best suit your property transaction. Our lawyers explain the details of the conveyancing process to clients clearly, getting you one step closer to home ownership.

At Eric Robinson Solicitors our specialist conveyancers are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and they have extensive knowledge in advising on the Help to Buy scheme- whether you’re a first time buyer or looking to move on to a new property with the aid of the initiative. We are members of all major lender panels and we offer an end to end service so that your case is taken care of from the outset of your instructions, through the receipt of any mortgage offer and exchange of contracts, right through until your are registered at the Land Registry as a new home owner.

At Eric Robinson Solicitors we use the latest paperless technology to provide a bespoke VAT inclusive conveyancing quote for your conveyancing work. Once we are in receipt of your instructions we will ensure that we keep you fully informed of progress throughout the entire process until you are on the housing ladder.

If you would like to speak to one of our team about Help to Buy, please don’t hesitate to call us today, please visit our website or don’t hesitate to email any of our team members. We have 6 offices situated across Hampshire and Surrey and we are happy to answer any queries you may have regarding Help to Buy. Whether you’re taking your first step into the housing market, or just moving on, contact us today.

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