What is Help to Buy?

If you want to purchase a home of your own, but can’t afford to buy on the open market, Help to Buy could be your way onto the property ladder. The Government has created the Help to Buy scheme to help you take your first steps into home ownership.

There are a number of Help to Buy products designed to make buying a home more affordable. You can buy a home using one of the home ownership options, or rent a home at less than the market rent, allowing you to save for a future deposit.

Am I Eligible  

Am I Eligible?

Have a look at the different Help to Buy schemes available and the eligibility criteria for each of them.

Apply online  

Apply Online

Click here to apply for Help to Buy Shared Ownership or Rental schemes.  For Help to Buy Equity Loan schemes, please click here.

Find a home  

Find a Home

If your application for Help to Buy shared ownership or rental meets the eligibility criteria you can start looking for a property via the property search section on this website.

We operate in the following areas:

Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent.

Help to Buy Guide

You can download a copy of Help to Buy leaflet below, which will provide you with a useful guide to all the products available under the scheme and answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Your guide to Help to Buy

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Want to buy a home

Want to buy a home?

If you're looking for help getting onto the property ladder, we offer a number of  home ownership schemes through Help to Buy across the East & South East of England.

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Want to rent a home

Want to rent a home?

If you are not quite ready to buy a home right now, we offer a number of affordable rental schemes through Help to Buy across the East and South East of England.

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Want to sell your home

Want to sell a home?

When you want to sell your Help to Buy property, the selling process will vary depending on which scheme you used to purchase your home.

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