NewBuy – Buy a home with a 95% mortgage

What is NewBuy?

Are you thinking of buying a new home, but struggling to save a large enough deposit required to secure a mortgage? If you’re a UK citizen then you may qualify for a mortgage under the government-backed NewBuy scheme.

NewBuy is a new initiative which aims to help home-buyers who may have found themselves unable to move up or step onto the housing ladder, secure up to a 95% Loan to Value mortgage on new build properties from participating builders in England.

Which properties are eligible for NewBuy?

To qualify for NewBuy, properties have to be:

  • New build – residential properties being sold for the first time or for the first time in the current form;
  • Priced up to £500k – but there is no cap on income;
  • Full ownership – NewBuy is not available for shared ownership or shared equity purchase;
  • Primary homes – not available for the purchase of second homes, for investors of for buy-to-let purchases;
  • This scheme only applies to capital repayment mortgages, not interest-only mortgages;
  • You must not be receiving help with your deposit from a local authority or other public body;
  • This scheme applies to England only; separate schemes are under consideration in Scotland and Wales.
  • Do I qualify for NewBuy?

    Buyers have to be:

  • UK citizens and those with a right to remain indefinitely in the country.
  • New home buyers wishing to take advantage of the scheme will need to qualify for a mortgage with a mortgage lender in the usual way and be subject to the lender’s normal assessment criteria.

    Where can I find NewBuy property?


    What is an indemnity and what does it mean for you?

    The scheme will be operated by the home building industry and mortgage lenders – the banks and building societies – working in partnership with the Government. The scheme is designed to protect the lenders against losses in the unfortunate event of a repossession, which is why they are prepared to make 90-95% mortgages available. It is important to note that this does not change a borrower’s responsibility to repay the mortgage in any way.

    For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for a NewBuy property look out for red NewBuy stickers on Rightmove and speak to the developer marketing the property for details.

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