Help to Buy



Dundas Estates continues to offer Help to Buy scheme

Independent homebuilder Dundas Estates has pledged to continue to offer the Help to Buy scheme in Scotland on all of its developments on properties up to £200,000.

Published 15 March 2021

Budgetary constraints force closure of Help to Buy

The Scottish Government is set to scrap the Help to Buy scheme from this week after announcing it is no longer able to financially support the initiative.

Published 1 February 2021

Scottish Government issues Help to Buy guidance for builders

Advice and guidance for builders regarding the Help to Buy (Scotland) homebuying scheme has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 20 April 2020

Scottish Help to Buy figures ‘highlight potential for disparity’ with rest of UK

News of the success of the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has been welcomed by Homes for Scotland (HFS) but the trade body has emphasised the importance of maintaining a level playing field across the border.

Published 19 June 2019

Builders welcome £100m Help to Buy extension

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is to be extended beyond 2019 after the Scottish Government announced a further £100 million investment over two years.

Published 4 April 2018

Industry welcomes £160m Help to Buy successor

The Scottish Government has unveiled more than £160 million of new funding to targeted in 2016/17 on home ownership schemes to support 5000 households to buy their own home.

Published 21 January 2016

Government unveils details of £195m Help to Buy successor scheme

The Scottish Government has unveiled more details of its plans to spend £195 million over the next three years on a successor to the existing Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.

Published 3 September 2015

Sturgeon reveals plans for ‘root and branch review’ of planning system

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans for a “root and branch review of the planning system” as she unveiled her government’s legislative programme for the last session of the Scottish Parliament before the 2016 elections.

Published 2 September 2015

Private sector house building drives rise in new build completions

A 16 per cent increase in private-led new build homes has accounted for a large proportion of a continued rise in housing completions across the country.

Published 2 June 2015

Homes for Scotland warns of ‘housing limbo’ as first time buyer lending falls by 23 per cent

Lending to first-time buyers in Scotland was down in both value and volume, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Published 28 May 2015

Help to Buy almost fully subscribed but Small Developers scheme to continue

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is nearly fully subscribed due to a bumper level of sales reservations, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 20 May 2015

New Help to Buy ISA ‘of little use’ if homes not available in first place

Scotland’s home building industry has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s introduction of a new Help to Buy ISA to assist those saving for their first property but warned it would be of little use north of the border unless there is help to build the homes that are needed in the first place.

Published 19 March 2015

Scotland ‘lagging behind’ as Wales extends Help to Buy

Home buyers in Scotland are facing further disadvantage to those elsewhere in Britain after Wales announced its intention to extend its Help to Buy shared equity scheme, Homes for Scotland has warned.

Published 26 February 2015

Taylor Wimpey benefits from ‘more sustainable’ housing market

Housebuilding firm Taylor Wimpey has started the New Year in an “excellent position” following a post-referendum boost in house sales in Scotland.

Published 13 January 2015

Scheme to help small housebuilders benefit from home sales

A £30 million scheme to spread the benefits of new house sales to small and medium sized developers has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 12 January 2015