Help to buy
The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme has reached another milestone with the latest phase enabling more than 30 households a week to purchase a new build home.
Published 12 September 2016
The relaunched Scottish Government-backed Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is offering a lifeline for buyers taking their first steps on the property ladder.
Published 12 April 2016
More than 8,000 households have now received support to own their own home through the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, social justice secretary Alex Neil has announced.
Published 24 March 2016
A year-on-year growth in house purchase lending in Scotland has been welcomed as a signal of optimism for the sector by the country’s home building industry.
Published 25 February 2016
More than £160 million of new funding will be targeted in 2016/17 on home ownership schemes to support 5000 households to buy their own home, the Scottish Government said today.
Published 21 January 2016
Law firm Harper Macleod has been appointed by the Scottish Government to help administer the £195 million successor to its hugely popular Help to Buy schemes.
Published 11 December 2015
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called on the Scottish Government to switch its housing policy from assisting demand to assisting supply if it is to effectively tackle the housing crisis.
Published 24 September 2015
Thousands of homebuyers in Scotland have benefitted from the Help to Buy scheme since it was launched two years ago.
Published 10 September 2015
Housing and social security have a central role to play in the Scottish Government’s programme for government 2015-16, published this week. CIH Scotland policy and practice officer Ashley Campbell takes a look at the detail.
Published 3 September 2015
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 2 September 2015
Delays to planning consent are the most significant barrier to building new homes, according to a survey of the housebuilding sector conducted by law firm Brodies LLP.
Published 26 June 2015
Progress is well under way with the first new homes now on site at a new housing development in Niddrie, Edinburgh.
Published 17 June 2015
A new report has found a wide disconnect between prospective first-time buyers and their parents with regards to their perception of the first-time buyer market.
Published 9 June 2015
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
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