Help to Buy
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‘Help to Buy’ - designed by the Government and introduced to help people get mortgages with low deposits. Open to First Time Buyers and Next Time Movers, the schemes are available to individuals that do not own another residential or BTL property at the time of completion.
‘Help to Buy Equity Loan’ - this allows access to the mortgage market with as little as 5% deposit, with up to an additional 20% provided by the Government on New Build properties (only up to the value of £600,000).
The Government equity loan is free of payment and interest charges for the first five years. Interest is then charged from year five onwards. Full details of which are available from the Government Help to Buy websites. When your home is sold you repay the Government the initial percentage borrowed, based on the value of the sale.
With only a handful of lenders offering Help to Buy products it’s more difficult to find the right solution on your own. Such schemes need the benefit of a professional advisor to guide you through the maze of terminology and products available. We can help you find the most suitable product and provider.
To see if "Help to Buy" can help you get on to the property ladder, call Riviera Mortgages today for a free initial no obligation consultation.
Think carefully before securing other debts against your property; your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Riviera Mortgages charges an arrangement fee up to £495 for arranging your mortgage, the precise amount will depend on your circumstances and the amount of work undertaken. The exact fee will be confirmed before you apply for your mortgage, this is payable on application and is non-refundable. We will also be paid a fee from the lender.
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Very friendly and efficient; made the whole mortgage process easy.
Colin arranged a complex mortgage package involving more than one property where specialist knowledge of the market was essential. It came together in time and with minimum fuss. Colin went to great lengths to make the process and options clear to us. We would happily engage him again.
I approached Riviera Mortgages through a family recommendation. The advice and support I received was excellent throughout. My adviser was helpful, gave clear explanations and dealt with all matters promptly. I would recommend their service to anyone.
Colin Tucker is an invaluable asset to this team. He has always given me expert advice on any matters I required assistance with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone seeking a friendly and helpful service. Colin provides a refreshing and unique approach to great customer service and his help has been very beneficial to me.
I have dealt with Colin Tucker of Riviera Mortgages for several years and have always found the service he has provided of a very high standard. The staff have always been friendly and welcoming and I would not hesitate in recommending them to friends and acquaintances in the future as I have done on several occasions in the past.
Colin has always put our interests first by giving sound and trustworthy advice. The service and support has always been exceptional. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone. He has always put us at ease, has a very good customer manner and makes us very comfortable in his presence. He makes everything very clear to us so we understand. He service is excellent.
We have been using Riviera Mortgages for 7 years, having needed 4 mortgages during this time. Always we have been treated with respect and consideration in a friendly, yet professional, manner. We have always ended up with the right mortgage for us with their help. I have recommended them to several of my family and friends.
We were recommended to Riviera Mortgages and we were so glad we were. From the first contact we were given exceptional service, all calls were promptly returned and we were treated with courtesy at all times. The advice we received was in our best interests and they found the most appropriate product for us. We would not hesitate to recommend this excellent team.
In our dealings with both Steve and Colin we have found their advice to be most helpful. We always feel that they listen to our needs then offer good, sound and trustworthy advice and, by putting our interests above all other considerations, we would not hesitate in recommending Riviera Mortgages to anyone.
Riviera Mortgages were recommended to me by a friend. My financial situation was immediately understood. All options were clearly and patiently explained; I was put at ease. My concerns were answered in an open and friendly way such that the time was well spent. I accepted a Mortgage Offer thanks to Mr Colin Tucker who gave me exemplary help and I made a new friend in him too. I have already passed recommendations to others. Very pleased indeed!
Colin gave us a first class service and very useful and professional advice when advancing on our mortgage. His efficiency was impeccable and we would definitely recommend him to anyone; a truly top class service.
Colin Tucker is my first port of call if I am seeking advice regarding my mortgage. Whilst he is able to provide sound, reliable advice, he has an excellent manner which enables him to explain complicated documents in plain English. Colin has the ability to provide solutions where other companies fail to do so ~ he comes highly recommended.