Latest mortgage news - Help to Buy scheme


20 Mar 2020

Buy-to-let landlords offered mortgage holidays if rent not paid by tenants

The Chancellor has extended the three-month mortgage holiday to buy-to-let landlords if tenants cannot pay rent due to Coronavirus.

05 Sep 2018

Help to Buy is a success by helping 170,000 home buyers

The government’s Help to Buy scheme is an unmitigated success by helping 170,000 home buyers to realise their dream property.

31 Aug 2018

Help to Buy demand rises 21pc while house price growth slows

There has been a fall in house prices for the month while demand for Help to Buy has increased by 21% over the year.

30 Jul 2018

Young homebuyers should get loans for deposit to get on the property ladder

The government should give first time buyers loans for their deposit to buy their homes to create a culture of home ownership.

05 Oct 2017

Help to Buy scheme receives £10bn boost to fund first time buyer homes

The government has pledged £10 billion for the Help to Buy scheme to fund 135,000 first time buyers to get on the property ladder.

28 Sep 2017

New Build house prices rise 17% with support from Help to Buy, says ONS

Prices of new build properties in England increased over 17% in a year with record loans from the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

16 Dec 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ends this month

At the end of December phase two of the Help to Buy scheme is going to be withdrawn by the government after a successful three years.

07 Nov 2016

Business leaders urge government to tackle UK housing crisis

CBI business leaders have urged the government to tackle the housing crisis to meet their target of a million new homes by 2020.

29 Oct 2016

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme ended by the government

The government has closed the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme that has helped 86,341 first timer buyers on to the housing market.

11 Feb 2016

Right to buy places 40% of homes on the private rental market, says MP report

An MP committee has found that 40% of ex-council homes sold using right to buy are now privately rented properties.

14 Jan 2016

London Help to Buy scheme set to launch in February

From February the new London Help to Buy scheme will offer homebuyers loans up to 40% of the property value to purchase new-build homes.

23 Dec 2015

First time buyers must save for 24 years to afford their first property

New research by the Resolution Foundation finds the average first time buyer takes 24 years to save enough deposit to buy their home.

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