FirstBuy gives priority to the armed forces


As many of you will know we were delighted to be allocated funding for the government’s latest purchase assistance scheme Firstbuy which has been designed specifically to help those who may need a helping hand in order get that all important first step onto the property ladder.

The scheme allows qualifying buyers to secure an equity loan up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price which is brilliant news for anyone looking to benefit from lower monthly mortgage repayments.

I have since been heartened by the news that Grant Shapps has confirmed that military personnel will for the first time be the top priority for funding allocation as the government works to give help in the housing market to those who need it most.

I couldn’t agree more with Shapps’ sentiments. Members of the armed forces certainly have my utmost admiration and I believe that there are none more deserving of the help we can offer than those who put their lives on the line for the good of the country.

Many have been quick to criticise the government in the current climate but moves such as this underline the commitment the current administration has to lending support where it can.

I applaud the government for this latest move. We have a proven track record of helping people to get their hands on that dream home no matter what challenges they may face and will certainly be doing all we can to ensure that our forces personnel needn’t worry about finding a home of their own.

By Sue Warwick National Sales and Marketing Director Miller Homes