With Help to Buy, the Government gives you an Equity Loan of 20%.
This can reduce the amount you need to repay on your mortgage. Use our UK Help to Buy Affordability Calculator to get an estimate of your mortgage repayments when buying through the Help to Buy scheme.
How does Help to Buy work outside of London?
Receive a Government loan of up to 20% of the value of your new home, interest free for the first five years and with a £1 monthly management fee.
You need a deposit of 5%.
You need a mortgage of 75%.
Am I eligible for a Help to Buy: Equity Loan?
The home you want to buy needs to be sold by a Help to Buy house builder.
You must be able to afford your new home’s monthly repayments.
You do not own another property in the UK or abroad.
The new regional price caps put on our new Help to Buy loan ensure that the scheme is accessible for those who most need it. These price caps will vary between regions as they are based on predicted averages within each region.
North East – £186,100
North West – £224,400
Yorkshire and Humber – £228,100
East Midlands – £261,900
West Midlands – £255,600
East of England – £407,400
South East – £437,600
South West – £349,000
For help reserving a HTB home with L&Q or assistance with a Help to Buy application, you can be referred to an independent financial advisor by our sales team. You may also consider using independent financial and legal advice. For help securing a mortgage that accommodates your financial situation, seek a mortgage advisor and a solicitor to aid in the legal documentation.
Once your Help to Buy: Equity Loan application has been approved, the sale of your home will progress with support from the L&Q Sales Team.