Additional Housing Schemes

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The way you access a Help to Buy agent is changing 

From 2 January 2020, you will be able to apply for help to buy schemes from one of three agents across England. This means our current Help to Buy agents’ services will shortly be replaced. 

The changes should not affect your house purchase. 

If you are buying a new home using a Help to Buy: Equity Loan, we will automatically transfer everything to your new agent, so that they can continue to support your equity loan application and house purchase. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch. 


Additional Housing Schemes include schemes that follow the same principle as Shared Ownership, Shared Equity and Rent to Buy, but the homes have been built by Developers or Housing Associations without Government funding.

If you have selected a property and the Developer has specified it is as an ‘Additional Housing Scheme’ you will need to apply online here. Once you have submitted your application it will be assessed against a general set of criteria and you will receive the outcome within 4 working days.

The criteria your application will be assessed against will be based on the Government criteria. See the Am I Eligible section for more details.

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