Help to Buy

First-time buyers can own a new Jelson home with 5% deposit, 20% government-backed loan and 75% mortgage

Help to Buy Explained

  • Available now, on new build homes only
  • You only need a 5% deposit
  • Available for first-time buyers only
  • The Government will lend you up to 20% of the value of your property through an equity loan, which can be repaid at any time or on the sale of your home
  • You will only need to secure up to a 75% mortgage from a bank or building society
  • Maximum home purchase of £261,900 in the East Midlands
Help to Buy

Help to Buy Calculator

Simply enter the purchase price of the Jelson home you wish to buy, and we'll tell you how much deposit you need to have and the mortgage amount that you will need to borrow.

Purchase price of home you wish to buy:

Your 5% deposit
20% loan from government
75% mortgage required

Help to Buy. The facts.

You may have heard that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme changed with effect from 16 December 2020, so as part of our policy of keeping home buyers fully informed, here is a summary of how it now works.

First-time homebuyers who are eligible for an equity loan can borrow up to 20% (40% in London) of the purchase price of a new build home.

How much you can spend on your home will depend on which region it is in, in the East Midlands this will be capped at £261,900.

You pay a deposit of 5% of the purchase price of your new home at exchange of contracts and arrange a repayment mortgage of at least 25% of the purchase price of your new home.

You won’t be charged interest on the equity loan for the first 5 years. Interest fees start at 1.75% and rise each year in April by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) plus 2%. You pay a monthly management fee of £1 for the life of the equity loan.

An equity loan is secured against your property in the same way as a repayment mortgage. You must repay the equity loan when you sell the home, pay off your repayment mortgage or reach the end of your equity loan term. But, you can repay all or part of the equity loan any time before then.

Help to Buy is available on all homes for first-time buyers, with a purchase price up to £261,900 in the East Midlands, subject to status and affordability criteria, terms and conditions apply. The Help to Buy scheme is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Not available for second homes or buy to let properties.