Since the Forces Help to Buy Scheme was introduced back in 2014 we have helped hundreds of families use the scheme to buy homes. The Forces Help to Buy Scheme was due to finish after a couple of extensions, but just before Christmas in 2022 it was announced that the scheme is becoming an enduring policy (in other words, becoming permanent). This is fantastic news for Military Families and we are thrilled to be able to continue helping families use the scheme.
What is the Forces Help to Buy Scheme?
If you’re new to Military life, or haven’t thought about buying a home before – in a nutshell the Forces Help to Buy Scheme enables service personnel to borrow up to 50% of their salary, up to a maximum of £25,000 interest free towards the purchase of a property.
Can I use the Forces Help to Buy Scheme?
If you’re a regular personnel who has completed the pre-requisite length of service, are not a reservist or MPGS, have more than 6 months left to serve at the point of application, and meet the right medical categories you are eligible to apply.
Do I have to buy a new build house?
No, you can use the scheme to buy any home on the market, not just a new build like in some of the other Government Help to Buy Schemes.
What about if I already own a home?
If you’re buying a new property more suitable for your families requirements, or on a posting, you can use the scheme towards a deposit and/or other fees such as solicitor’s and estate agent fees.
Will the Forces Help to Buy Scheme finish?
No! It’s now an enduring policy so is here to stay!
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