There are a number of options available to assist people who are struggling to get on the property ladder and also those who would like to move up the ladder.
Stockton Council is working to increase the number of affordable homes for sale for local people who are struggling to buy a property in Stockton-on-Tees.
Through its powers under planning legislation, the Council ensures that on all new private developments across the Borough which are over a certain size, a proportion of the new homes for sale are 'affordable'. This could include options such as shared ownership or discounted market sale.
Help to Buy is an umbrella term for a range of government funded schemes designed to help people to get onto the property ladder. There are several options available, including equity loans, rent to buy and shared ownership.
Help to Buy NEYH are the agent for the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. They can provide advice on the schemes available, check if you are eligible and help you to find a property.
Visit the Help to Buy NEYH website for further information. Alternatively you can speak to a member of the team directly on 0113 852 6888 or email admin@HelptoBuyNEYH.co.uk.
Stockton Council maintains an Affordable Homeownership Register.
To be considered for properties on the register you can apply to join the Register either online or by downloading an application form and returning it to us once completed.