How to register and apply for Help to Buy: Shared Ownership & Rental Schemes


Register your details on line here or contact us and we'll send you an application pack.

For details of how to apply for the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, please click here.

Please note: Registering does not mean you have applied for a property; it means you have registered your general interest in the Shared Ownership/Rental Schemes and can express your interest in specific properties online.


After assessing your application, we will notify you within four working days of your eligibility.


Start your Property Search and set up 'save searches' to get instant email alerts when new properties are available. Once you find a property, click on 'Register Interest' and this notifies the Housing Association/Developer of your interest.

If you would like further details of your chosen property, please contact the  Housing Association/Developer direct.

Please note: You may also be invited to attend open days/evenings, Help to Buy shows and events, so it is important that you keep us updated with any changes to your personal details e.g. address/income.


The Housing Associations/Developers will then be able to contact you to arrange viewings.

Applicants that are eligible will be prioritised if they are qualifying MOD personnel. Sometimes priority may be given to those living or working in a specific area due to Local Authority planning conditions.


When you have found a property, an interview will be carried out by the housing association to fully explain the scheme and the purchase/rental process.


If you are buying a property, you should obtain financial advice and also appoint a solicitor. If you are renting, you will need to demonstrate you can afford the rent whilst still being able to save for a deposit.


The length of time people are registered with Help to Buy agent for the South before they buy/rent can vary depending on individuals circumstances and on demand for properties.


Once all the legal or tenancy requirements are complete and a date is set for you to collect the keys, you can move in to your new home!

Our guide to What Happens Next is available to download.  This will also provide you with all the details once you are registered.