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.
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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.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signalled a return to construction work on sites in Scotland and a 12-month extension to the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.
Advice and guidance for builders regarding the Help to Buy (Scotland) homebuying scheme has been published by the Scottish Government.
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. New figures published yesterday revealed that more than 30,00
More than 30,000 households have been helped to buy their home through Scottish Government support schemes since 2007. Figures published today show that the majority of these purchasers were first-time buyers and young people, who often struggle to get into the property market. Just over a third wer
A report from Scottish Labour’s Housing Commission has recommended the party scrap and replace Help to Buy with a more targeted scheme to help first time buyers of lower incomes. Labour said the heavily criticised scheme has been handing state support to households on over £100
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. The initiative, which helps people purchase a new-build home without the need for a large deposit, has supported more than 12,000 households into
A think-tank has urged the Scottish Government to end Help to Buy subsidies after it was revealed that three executives at housebuilder Persimmon were paid in excess of £100 million last year in a bonuses scheme linked to the policy. An annual report published by Persimmon revealed that chief execu
Homes for Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to extend the Help to Buy scheme to capitalise on new figures which revealed that the number of first-time buyers in Scotland is at the highest level for a decade. Data published by finance and banking industry trade body UK Finance showed the
Critics of the Scottish Help to Buy scheme have called for the policy to be scrapped after an investigation revealed just three high volume housebuilders have received around £189 million in subsidised mortgages between them. Freedom of information (FOI) data obtained by investigatory journalism pl
Housing minister Kevin Stewart (left) and Craig Sanderson, chief executive of Link Group Ltd (right) join Abbey Place residents and Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of Renfrewshire Council's communities, housing and planning policy board (black suit). Older people will have greater access to afford
Pauline McNeill MSP Scottish Labour has criticised the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme for only providing a boost to the affluent after new figures revealed that the average income of households participating in the scheme was £46,000.
Kevin Stewart New changes to the maximum value of a property eligible for Help to Buy Scotland will help more families onto the housing ladder, housing minister Kevin Stewart has said.
David Thomas Housebuilder Barratt Developments said demand for new homes remained “strong” as sales rose 4.3 per cent since July.