Right to Buy & Shared Ownership
With your legal experts, you can afford your new home. We can advise you on what Government initiatives are available for you to take advantage of.
There are various Government schemes and initiatives designed to assist those with limited resources wishing to purchase a home of their own. We provide advice and expertise for those wishing to purchase under either the Right to Buy scheme or the Help to Buy scheme.
Right to Buy
This scheme is for council and Housing Association tenants. Once you have made an offer to purchase under the Right to Buy Scheme contact us for expert assistance on how to proceed. We know this a big step for those currently renting their property so our advisers will provide both practical advice and reassurance.
Help to Buy
The Government Help to Buy scheme is designed to help those buyers who can afford only a small deposit – either for their first home or to move to another home. Launched in April 2013, this scheme is for newly built properties only and requires the buyer to have a 5% deposit. The buyer can then borrow up to 20% (or up to 40% in London) from the Government as an interest free loan for the first five years. The balance is made up of a mortgage. After five years, interest is payable on the Government loan on top of the existing mortgage repayments. Repayment of the loan is required when the property is sold or at the end of the mortgage period.
The Scheme is available for properties selling for up to £600,000 and the property must be the buyer’s only residence but will be coming to an end on 31st March 2021.
The Scheme is being relaunched 1st April 2021 and will be assisting first time buyer’s only until 2023. The buyer will be required to save a 5% deposit (as above will only apply to newbuild property purchases).
For further information on specific criteria please visit:- https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/935668/Homebuyers-guide-to-Help-to-Buy-Equity-Loan-2021-2023.pdf
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