Key worker products – what’s out there?

Key Worker mortgages are a well deserved ‘Thank You’ to our fantastic Key Workers

It’s been nearly two years of key workers holding the country up on their shoulders through their immeasurable effort and sacrifice throughout the pandemic. Now, more and more mortgage products are becoming available with exclusive benefits specifically for key workers. So, what do you need to know when it comes to benefiting from these special rates?

Key worker mortgages offer discounted rates and deals for those providing a valuable service within their professions. Teachers, NHS workers and military defence staff are amongst those that would typically qualify for a key worker mortgage. The aim of this type of scheme is to provide stability for those who work to have a positive impact on their communities.

Key worker property schemes

Current key worker property schemes available on the market are designed to help key workers get onto the property ladder. The type of scheme you’re able to apply for will depend on your location, job role and the property scheme you’re applying with.

The available schemes, lending requirements and eligibility will all vary depending on the provider and local authorities. There are typically three main types of key worker schemes available: Rent to buy, help to buy and shared ownership plans.

If you want to discuss the options available to you, get in touch with us and we can answer any questions you may have.

Local Authorities and Councils commonly offer favourable deals for key workers. This trend has become more frequent since the beginning of the pandemic. This is in an attempt to help key workers buy homes in their district and can be presented in many ways:

  • Reserving a portion of houses solely for key workers.
  • Key worker shared ownership options.
  • Rent to buy schemes.

Government schemes

The Help to Buy scheme is a shared equity government scheme available to first-time buyers and homeowners buying eligible new build properties in the UK. By taking advantage of a government equity loan of up to 20% in England and Wales (40% in London boroughs), it can be much more manageable to enter the property ladder. Although this is not solely for key workers, it can still be an extremely beneficial scheme.

We can all agree that key workers deserve so much praise for the last two years and indeed for the jobs they do on a daily basis.

If you’d like to find out if you’re eligible or perhaps want to look into taking advantage of one of the key worker products available on the market, get in touch with us today.

If you’d like to discuss the options available to you, contact us today.

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