Help to buy a house

Help to buy a home if you have a low income

The LIFT Open Market Shared Equity Scheme is a Scottish Government funded scheme, which is provided in the Scottish Borders and administered by Link Housing.

This is an important housing option to help people on low to moderate incomes afford to buy a home without having to fund it all themselves by providing between 10-40 per cent of the purchase price. 

Priority access is given to priority group applicants including:

  • social renters
  • disabled people with unsuitable homes
  • armed force personnel and veterans who have left the armed forces within the past two years, and widows, widowers and other partners of the service personnel for up to two years after their partner has lost their life while serving in the armed forces.

The LIFT scheme

How do I apply?

For more information about the LIFT scheme, or to apply, please visit the Link Housing website.