Home Ownership for First Time Buyers

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The current generation of first time buyers were already facing struggles in taking their first steps onto the housing ladder and the economic implications of Covid-19 have not helped with this. Reportedly average house prices are now nearly eight times the average UK wage meaning that, with mortgages limited at circa 5 times salary with even the cleanest credit rating, first time buyers are needing on average 3 times their annual salary saved as a deposit. 

The Queen's speech  introduced the government's idea for a 30% discount policy for local buyers and previously Government initiatives have included Help to Buy, Help to Buy ISAs, Shared Ownership Schemes and Stamp Duty incentives; however,  would the introduction of a scheme of regulatory capital relief to lenders on first time buyer mortgages be an alternative way forward?

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