Help to Buy South has helped hundreds of people to purchase or rent their new home.  Here are just a few of the success stories:

"It's a great scheme, and extremely affordable"

Like most young couples, Ryan Gordon (23) and Daniella Coggins (21) were both living at home with their parents and trying hard to save enough money for a mortgage deposit. Whilst searching the internet for potential properties, Daniella came across an advert for Shared Ownership homes through the local HomeBuy Agent for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, HomesinHants. Daniella contacted HomesinHants to find out more about the particular scheme, where you only need from as little as a 5% deposit to purchase.

"We were both still living with our parents because we didn't want to rent as we believe it is lost money, therefore we decided to wait until we had a good deposit for a mortgage." said Daniella. "Rents in the area for a 2 bed flat were at least £600, which we just didn't want to pay. Whilst searching HomesinHants, we came across the Mylen Road development by Radian, in Andover, which was available for Shared Ownership." she added.

The couple went along to the open day where a Sales Officer from Radian explained how the scheme works, completed the free financial assessment and chose the plot that was their first choice. Ryan and Daniella were pleased when Radian called to say they had got it. The scheme allowed Ryan and Daniella to purchase a brand new home on a Shared Ownership basis for £105,500, with a 75% share and combined mortgage and rental payments of only £340 per month.

"The solicitor stage was a little complex and took longer than we expected, however we received good communication from Radian providing quick and clear messages throughout the whole process." said Daniella.

The brand new property features a large balcony, lots of storage space and a bike shed. It's perfect for the young couple because of its close proximity to their work and the town centre.

"It's a great scheme, and extremely affordable" said Ryan. "Our new home has two bedrooms and a lot of space for the two of us." he added. "We are particularly happy with the feel of our apartment being open planned, it has great use of windows which bring a lot of light into every room. We would definitely recommend Shared Ownership; we've managed to purchase our first home together, much sooner than expected."