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Deposit unlock is one of the latest schemes introduced to help first-time buyers and home movers buy a new build property with just a 5% deposit. But what does it mean, and is it the right home-buying scheme for you?
The deposit unlock scheme allows you to purchase a new build home with just a 5% deposit.
Despite the scheme being in its early stages, it may prove to be a popular option for those seeking new-build properties with a small deposit.
The scheme is likely to be an ideal replacement for the Help to Buy scheme. Applications for Help to Buy properties closed on October 31st, with all completions due to be finalised by March 2023. Much like Deposit Unlock, Help to Buy allowed first-time buyers to purchase property with just a 5% deposit.
The scheme allows first-time buyers and home movers to purchase a new build property with just a 5% deposit.
Lenders are often hesitant to offer high LTV mortgages on new build homes due to risks like devaluation. Because of this and other associated risk factors, lenders will often set minimum deposits for new build properties at around 15 to 25%.
The house builder will insure the mortgages using some of the money from selling the homes. The purpose of this scheme is to make lenders more comfortable about offering high LTV mortgages on new build homes.
With Deposit Unlock, you could:
To be eligible for the Deposit Unlock scheme, you must meet the following criteria.
Consult our team of mortgage advisers if you would like to apply for a 95% mortgage. We have access to a wide range of lenders ranging from high street banks to more specialist lenders with the capacity to find mortgage products to suit your individual requirements.
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