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First time buyer incentives – are you taking full advantage?

As a First Time Buyer you are spoilt for choice in the way of incentives…


Stamp Duty relief

If you’re buying your first home you pay no Stamp Duty on properties under £300,000


Lifetime ISA

Anyone aged 18 to 39, not currently a home owner, can save £4,000 a year and get a 25% bonus from the government on top


Help to Buy ISA

The Help to Buy ISA has just finished and is closed to new applicants. If you got a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline, you can still claim the 25% bonus or consider whether it's worth transferring to a Lifetime ISA.


Starter Home initiative

The government is relaunching this initiative - it will see 200,000 new build homes in England sold to first-time buyers with a 20 per cent discount


Shared Ownership

Shared ownership mortgages are part of a government scheme that aims to assist lower income households and first time buyers purchase a property. You can take out a mortgage for the share you own (usually between 25% and 75%), while paying rent on the rest.


London Priority

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan is preparing a ‘first-time buyer priority’ scheme restricting sales of new builds to local UK buyers, preferably FTBs, before units are offered to investors or non-local purchasers.


Help to Buy Equity Loan

This is a government-backed loan of 20 per cent of a home’s value. FTBs themselves have to find only a five per cent deposit. Existing account holders have until late 2030 to claim the bonus.


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