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What is London Help to Buy?

To reflect the difference in the London property market the Government has increased the equity loan available to London home buyers.

The London Help to Buy scheme launched on 1st February 2016 and is aimed to help first time buyers or second steppers to buy a new-build home in the capital.

The scheme doubles the upper limit of the government equity loan, from up to 20% of the property’s value to 40%.

As with the existing scheme, London Help to Buy has a £600,000 maximum price limit and is only available on new-build homes within the capital’s 33 boroughs.

To qualify, you will need a deposit of 5% and a mortgage for up to 55% of the value of the home. The Government will then provide an equity loan of up to 40% of the property’s value, which is interest free for the first 5 years.

For example, for a property in London with a value of £476,000 you will need:

  • 5% deposit of £23,800
  • 55% mortgage of £261,800
  • 40% government equity loan of £190,400



Calculate your Deposit

Use our London Help to Buy calculator below to find out how much deposit you may need to buy your new home and what your mortgage amount could be:

London Help to Buy calculator

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40% interest free loan*:

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London Help to Buy has a few special requirements:

  • It is available on homes for sale within one of the 33 London Boroughs.
  • It covers full home ownership only, and is therefore not available for shared equity or shared ownership.
  • It is available for the purchase of a person’s primary home only, so not for second homes, investment or buy-to-let purchases.
  • It only applies to capital repayment mortgages rather than interest-only mortgages.
  • Buyers must not receive help with their deposit from a local authority or other public body.
  • A HomeBuy agent check will be required. 
*40% loan is interest free for the first 5 years. 5% deposit is applicable with the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. Calculation above is indicative only.  Available on selected plots only. Buyers will need to have sufficient funds to pay legal and sundry costs.  Equity deposit percentage may be subject to lender’s and Government criteria. Prospective buyers should always seek independent financial advice before proceeding. Countryside works with a number of independent financial advisers who are able to provide appropriate advice. Countryside terms and conditions apply. Subject to status.


London Help to Buy is available at the following developments:

Dagenham, Essex

Beam Park

Coming to East London in autumn 2018

Beam Park is a brand new development coming to East London in 2018. Located next to the Beam River, Beam Park will be made up of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses.

With immediate access to the A13 and within walking distance of Dagenham Dock Station, Beam Park is ideally located for anyone travelling into or out of London. There a also a brand new c2c line station coming in 2020, providing a direct service to Fenchurch Street in just 20 minutes.

Romford and Lakeside are each a 15 minute drive away, so all of your amenities and shopping requirements are just a short distance away. There will also be brand new facilities included at Beam Park, including schools and recreational areas.

Available with London Help to Buy

All homes at Beam Park are leasehold, speak to our sales team for more details.

1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses

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Chipping Barnet, London

Brook Valley Gardens

Brook Valley Gardens is a collection of contemporary new homes forming part of the major regeneration project. A new selection of 3 and 4 bedroom houses all with outdoor space and parking has recently launched. Book an appointment today to view our show home and to reserve.

Please note all properties at Brook Valley Gardens are Leasehold, please contact our sales team for further information.

Introducing the Woodbridge Apartments - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available with London Help to Buy

Register your interest for more details

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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments and 3 & 4 Bedroom Houses

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Canning Town, London

East City Point

East City Point is an established and popular development by Countryside in Canning Town, East London. With properties designed to make use of natural light, and spacious, open proportions rising skywards. Located in a prime position adjacent to the A13, close to Custom House station and minutes from Canary Wharf.

East City Point has been designed to create a sense of community. The stylish new homes are complemented by pleasant accessible streets, a square and green spaces. At the heart of the development is the new Keir Hardie school, a brand new state-of-the-art primary school and children’s centre.

New homes ready to move in now!

All properties available at East City Point are Leasehold, please speak to one of our sales consultants for further details.


3 bedroom houses; 1 & 2 bedroom apartments; 2 & 3 bedroom überhaus

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Enfield, London


Elements is a new Countryside Development coming to Enfield in 2018.

Located opposite Ponders End station, this new development will include a mix of 1 -3 bedroom apartments and 3 - 4 bedroom houses, making it suitable for everyone from first time buyers all the way to families.

This development is ideally placed for commuters, with a journey time of just 20 minutes into London Liverpool St from Ponders End and approximately 30 minutes from London Stratford.

Launching in Autumn 2018

Stay tuned for more information

1 - 3 bedroom apartments and 3 - 4 bedroom houses

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Walthamstow, London


A brand new stylish development located in Walthamstow, containing 1-3 bedroom apartments and 3 & 4 bedroom houses. With fantastic transport links and only a 10 minute walk from Walthamstow Village, Feature17 is perfect for local leisure activities and amenities as well as living the London life. Whether you're a first time buyer, family or investor, Feature17 is the place to call home. 

Selected properties are wheelchair adaptable.  

Available with London Help to Buy

All homes at Feature17 are Leasehold, for further information please speak to our sales consultant.

1-3 bedroom apartments and 3 & 4 bedroom houses

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Greenwich, London

Greenwich Millennium Village


Discover new homes at London's favourite village! Just one stop from Canary Wharf and under 1 mile from the 02, these high specification homes benefit from acres of on-site open space, an established village square offering a great range of amenities, concierge service, an outstanding school and more.


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1-3 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom penthouses plus 3 & 4 bedroom houses

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Harold Wood, Essex

Kings Park


Why rent when you can buy? With London Help to Buy* at Kings Park, Harold Wood. We offer a fantastic range of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses featuring open plan layouts and balconies or terraces. Just a short distance from local shops, amenities, green open spaces and Harold Wood Station providing fast links into London and benefiting from Crossrail in 2019. Kings Park offers an outstanding lifestyle in an excellent location. Call now to book an appointment to view our show apartment.


1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses

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Chigwell, Essex

Oaklands Hamlet


Oaklands Hamlet is a joint venture between Countryside and L&Q and offers an exclusive new development of houses and leasehold apartments in a picturesque 25 acre parkland setting. Located on Five Oaks Lane in Chigwell, these stylish homes boast a superb specification and are conveniently located close to the A127, M11 and M25 motorways. Hainault Underground station is 2.5 miles away and Romford less than 4 miles.


1 & 2 bedroom leasehold apartments and 2 - 5 bedroom houses

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Bow, London

St Paul's Square

Final Phase selling fast!

A superb new development in the heart of East London, located just off St Paul’s Way, with great links into the City and near to the famous Mile End and Victoria Parks. Featuring a fantastic range of new apartments, finished to a high specification throughout.

All properties available at St Paul's Square are Leasehold, please speak to one of our sales consultants for further details.


1 - 4 bedroom apartments

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Hounslow, London

The Assembly

Coming in Spring 2018

The Assembly is coming to Hounslow in early 2018. This new residential development is on the former site of Hounslow Town Primary School - just one block from Hounslow High Street and less than a ten minute walk to Hounslow East Station.

Centred around a private residents courtyard - this development will be made up of one, two and three-bedroom apartments initially with larger family houses available in the future. It also provides a brand new state of the art primary school and sports grounds for Hounslow.

Register you interest now to be kept up to date

All properties at this development are leasehold. Speak to our sales team for more information.

1 - 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom houses

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Mill Hill, London

The Mount


Don't miss the opportunity to reserve one of our impressive 3 or 4 bedroom townhouses ranging from 2185 sq ft - 2314 sq ft with Stamp Duty Paid or Part Exchange available!* You couldn't be better located - within walking distance to Mill Hill East Station and Close to outstanding schools.

NEW SHOW HOME NOW OPEN! Book your appointment now.

3 & 4 bedroom townhouses

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Becontree, Essex

Trinity Place

Coming to Becontree in autumn 2018

Trinity Place is a brand new development is coming to Becontree Heath in 2018. Located just a 10 minute drive from Romford, Trinity Place will be made up of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom houses.

Located a mile and a half from the A12, two and a half miles from the A13 and less than a 10 minute drive from Chadwell Heath Station, Trinity Place is ideally placed anyone travelling into or out of Central London.

The area offers a good number of shops, as well as local primary, secondary schools and the new University of Coventry London campus, just a 6 minute walk away, making Trinity Place the ideal new location for anyone from first time buyers and students all the way through to families.

Register your interest now All homes at Trinity Place are leasehold, for further information please speak to our sales team.

1 & 2 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom houses

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