Help to Buy

What is Help to Buy?

If you want to purchase a home of your own, but can't afford to buy on the open market, Help to Buy could be your way onto the property ladder. The Government has created the Help to Buy scheme to help you take your first steps into home ownership.

There are a number of Help to Buy products designed to make buying a home more affordable. You could buy a home using one of the home ownership options, such as shared ownership or help to buy equity loan scheme.

In order to apply for any Help to Buy product you must register with the Help to Buy Agent. Help to Buy Agents were previously known as Homebuy Agents. They are housing associations appointed by the Homes & Communities Agency as a one stop shop and point of contact for people looking for affordable homes to buy in their area. Bpha is the Help to Buy Agent for both Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury councils.

You can access further information on all Help to Buy products buy downloading a copy of the Help to Buy Guide or at

Phone: 03333 214044

Email: (public enquiries)