Help to buy

Information and advice relating to any help to buy schemes in the district

What is Help to Buy?

The Help To Buy scheme helps people to get their foot on the property ladder.

Help To Buy also helps those people who wish to rent but cannot afford to pay market rents.

If you are interested and wish to apply you should go to the Help to Buy website and search for your local Help to Buy zone agent for Kent. They will assess your application and advise you of all the Help To Buy options for which you may be eligible.

Please Note: The government has appointed a new zone agent from 2 January 2020 for the Help to Buy Scheme in the South of England. If you were registered with bpha, the previous government zone agent, you will have to re-register your interest with the new zone agent, Radian.

The link below will take you to the government's Help to Buy website from where you can access Radian's website on the Shared Ownership page.

  • Anyone who had been approved but did not find a property will need to re-register on a new application with the new agent.
  • Any customer who had previously registered and are in the process of purchasing a property will not be affected.

Help to Buy Scheme

Who can benefit from Help to Buy?

Help To Buy helps people, usually first time buyers, who cannot afford to buy a property that suits their household needs on the open market.

All first time buyers may apply. Social tenants who wish to buy a property through Help To Buy are given top priority.