Help to Buy deadline approaches

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

  • There are less than three months left for First Time Buyers to benefit from the Help-to-Buy Equity Loan scheme. The deadline for new applications is 6 pm on 31st October 2022.
  • The Equity Loan scheme has helped over 300,000 First Time Buyers take a step onto the housing ladder since it was first introduced in April 2014.
  • Unsurprisingly, the scheme was most popular in areas with higher house prices. 18% of the loans were in the South East, compared to only 6% in the North East.
  • The scheme is only available on new build homes. Over 60% of new build homes built in the South East, South West and East of England, were priced at a level that would qualify for the scheme, encouraging many First Time Buyers to seize the moment. Source: Dataloft, DLUHC, Land Registry