How to apply

The Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is run by Government-appointed Help to Buy agents. They can guide you through your purchase, from providing general information about the scheme to dealing with your application.

Or look out for the Help to Buy logo on new-build developments and ask about the scheme there.

You can get more help and advice from the Money Advice Service and other useful contacts.

A new Help to Buy scheme will run from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023, with restricted eligibility criteria. See eligibility for further details.

In order to purchase through the current scheme a purchase will need to complete (that is the purchase must be legally finalised) by 31 March 2021.  This will influence when builders will close for reservations using the scheme, therefore we recommend that you factor this into your plans and enquiries.

The new scheme will be open from 1 April 2021, as a result we anticipate customers will be able to make reservations from this autumn. Customers can find more detail about available properties in their area and  how the scheme operates via their local Help to Buy agent. Further details can be obtained from your local Help to Buy agent.