Compare First time buyer schemes
First Time Buyer Schemes allow eligible first time buyers to purchase a minimum 50 per cent share in a new house, with the Government making up the remainder and in many cases will also cover such things as deposits, stamp duty and estate agents' or solicitors' fees. However, when the owners want to sell up, they must repay the Government's contribution by way of a share of the sale proceeds. You can learn more about first time buyer schemes and initiatives on the Government's website.
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For prospective homeowners, getting a foot on the property ladder may seem like a difficult task, luckily however, there are a number of first time buyer schemes that may make this process easier.
Borrowers should also researching mortgage deals as when it comes to a financial obligation of this magnitude the detail is very important.
Although there are several different types of first time buyer schemes available, they may generally require customers to take out a suitable mortgage agreement.
The following is a brief explanation of some of the first time buyer schemes that may be available:
In order to be eligible for an equity loan, prospective borrowers must ensure that they meet with one of the following criteria:
- They must either under £60,000 a year or less
- Or they must be unable to afford to buy a home in their area
Generally speaking, equity loans are intended for people who either rent council houses, or are first time buyers attempting to get on the property ladder.
Shared Ownership Agreements
Under this first time buyer schemes, the borrower can take out a mortgage that will pay for a portion of the property, and will then continue to pay rent on the remainder of the property that is owned by the council authority.
It should be remembered however that partially owning a share of the property does come with one or two restrictions. The party that part owns, part rents the property may be subject to one or two restrictions, and they may not for example be permitted to decorate or change the exterior or interior decorations or furnishings of the property.
This type of agreement may be particularly useful for first time property owners, as it allows them to gradually increase their share in the property, until hopefully, they own it completely.
If you are searching for a suitable first time buyer scheme, you may wish to see our comparisons table for more information on the various mortgage deals that are available.