Help to Buy Has Pushed Up Prices
By |Published On: 10th September 2015|

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Help to Buy Has Pushed Up Prices

By |Published On: 10th September 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

The price of the average starter home has risen by almost 19%, to £213,000, since the Government’s Help to Buy scheme launched around two years ago.

More first time buyers are now competing for a limited number of homes, insists property expert Henry Pryor. He says there is “little doubt” that it’s the scheme pushing up prices, and urges the Government to end the incentive.

He adds: “Turn the Help to Buy tap off and concentrate on providing more builders to build more homes.”1

1 Hedges, L. (2015) ‘Help to Buy ‘has driven up prices’’, Metro, 10 September, p.6



About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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