Dartford residents used Goverment’s Help to Buy schemes most in Kent

PUBLISHED: 12:33 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 03 July 2017

Pheonix Development in Dartford - houses can be purchased using a Help to Buy scheme

Pheonix Development in Dartford - houses can be purchased using a Help to Buy scheme


However, Gravesend buyers were one of the local authorities to use the scheme least

Dartford has the most residents who have used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme in Kent since it launched in 2013.

The local authority has had 826 buyers use the scheme to buy a home, however, Gravesend came just above Tunbridge Wells at the bottom of the table with 47 residents, according to housing developers, Barratt Homes.

Natalie Perry, director of sales and marketing for Barratt Homes Kent, said: “As the country celebrates its fourth year of Help to Buy, it is great to see so many Kent homebuyers benefit from this lifeline for buying a property.

“By giving homebuyers a boost to purchase a brand new home, under the value of £600,000, with only a five per cent deposit. Of course, buyers need to be aware that they will have to repay the 20 per cent equity loan, but this can be done when the property is sold and remains interest free for five years.”

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