First-time buyer mortgages
- The pros and cons of shared ownership and shared equity schemes
- The types of first time buyer mortgages available
- What schemes are available for first time buyers
What's in this guide
What mortgages are available for first time buyers, what you'll face getting on to the property ladder and where you can get help.
Help to Buy is a government scheme that helps people without a large deposit to buy a house. Which? explains how it works
Which? explains how you can get a mortgage through the local authority mortgage scheme if you are a first time buyer.
There's an increasing range of mortgages are on the market where parents can offer extra help. Which? guides you through parent mortgages.
Which? explains the pros and cons of buying a property under a shared ownership scheme, how to access it and the potential costs.