Help to Buy (Scotland)

Since 5 February 2021, we have no longer been accepting applications to the Help to Buy (Scotland): Affordable New Build scheme.  We will continue to accept applications to the Help to Buy (Scotland): Smaller Developer scheme.  If you have a current application under the Affordable New Build scheme this will still be processed.  If you have any questions regarding which scheme your current application is under, please direct this to your administering agent.  The Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme will close in it’s entirety on 31 March 2022 and will not reopen in financial year 2022-23.

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme means people can purchase a new-build home without the need for a large deposit.

Details of how to apply for the Help to Buy (Scotland): affordable new build scheme are on the site.

Guidance for homebuying professionals

We have produced documentation and guidance for professionals using the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme:

Registers of Scotland development plan approval

Registers of Scotland has developed a development plan approval service. The service provides support throughout the stages of registering new developments. You can search for approved developments on its website.

Funding and monitoring information

We collect information to monitor the Help to Buy (Scotland) Fund. This includes a regular report on the number of sales and financial information associated with this, the monitoring information report and a report on the characteristics of those who have participated in the fund. Monitoring information for the previous Help to Buy Scotland scheme is also available. These data are not Official Statistics or National Statistics and they have been collated by Scottish Government as management information for the purposes of policy monitoring only.

Monitoring Information report

Characteristics of households

Scottish Government Return on Help to Buy (Scotland)