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Low Cost Home Ownership

Low Cost Home Ownership

Low Cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT)

LIFT is a Scottish Government initiative, bringing together a range of incentives to help households on low to moderate incomes get on the housing ladder. These include:

Help to Buy (Scotland)

A shared equity scheme where the Scottish Government will purchase up to 20% of a new build home up to a value of £400k from participating home builders.

New Supply Shared Equity Scheme (NSSE)

NSSE is where the Scottish Government gives grants to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) or Developers to help them build or buy new homes for sale.

Under the New Supply Shared Equity Scheme, the Scottish Government will keep a financial stake in the property so you do not have to fund all of it.

You will pay for the majority share in the property (normally between 60 and 80%) and the Scottish Government will hold the remaining share under a shared equity agreement which they will enter into with you.

Although you will own the property outright, the interests of the Scottish Government will be secured by a standard security on your property.

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000 Fax: 01259 452400