Help To Buy

Help To Buy

At Selective Mortgages, we have access to mortgage options available to people with an adverse credit history who want to proceed with a mortgage application under the government backed Help to Buy or Shared Equity schemes, which allows you to purchase a new build property with you providing only a 5% deposit.

Within the scheme, the government provides a 20% equity deposit and under the London Help to Buy scheme this can increase to a 40% deposit. You then have to provide a minimum of 5% deposit which can include a family gifted deposit from parents for example.

There are no repayments to make in respect of the government equity loan for the first five years of the mortgage term, after five years interest is charged at the prevailing rate, currently this is around 1.75% of the equity mortgage amount, so this will be factored into the mortgage lender’s affordability calculations.

Help to Buy with CCJ, IVA or Defaults

There are now two mortgage lenders operating Help to Buy schemes where past adverse credit is accepted, each lender has their own criteria, but past defaults and CCJ’s are accepted depending on the amounts and dates they were registered.

Please note, that at present, the adverse credit mortgage lenders only accept applications for a new build property where the builder is registered under the government’s Help to Buy initiative.
For further details and to establish if you are eligible for the Help to Buy adverse credit mortgage products, please contact us today on freephone 0800 0157776 or complete our Online Enquiry Form for a no obligation assessment.