The Mortgage Advice Bureau team which has expanded into Crowborough and Hailsham since launching in Uckfield.

Help to Buy mortgages available on new Ridgewood homes

Advice on Help to Buy mortgages and whether they might be appropriate for individual buyers is available from Mortgage Advice Bureau which has offices in Uckfield, Hailsham and

The bureau specialises in new build properties and says Help to Buy is proving popular with those finding it difficult to get on to the property ladder. It is also available on the homes being built at Ridgewood.

Mortgage Advice Bureau has all the information you will need if you are interested in learning more about the scheme and is also able to help you work out whether you can pass the affordability assessment to take advantage of it.

New build

Help to Buy is a Government scheme, recently extended to run until 2023, which applies only to new build homes.

You could qualify for a Government loan of up to 20% of the cost of your new home if you can provide an up front minimum cash deposit of 5%.

You wouldn’t be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years though fees would kick in from the sixth year.

Mortgage Advice Bureau business principal Grant Wagner said Taylor Wimpey which is building two, three, four and five bedroom homes at Ridgewood, has Help to Buy available.

Quick and easy

He added: “We can help anyone considering a Help to Buy mortgage by completing a quick and easy Help to Buy assessment with one of our advisers.

“We have a huge number of clients buying new build properties, whether Help to Buy or shared ownership, and can make a stressful journey a more enjoyable experience.  We will also help fill out the Help to Buy application form for the funding as well.”

Grant Wagner and Katherine Gibbs launched their Uckfield bureau in 2015, expanded into Crowborough and will be opening a new office in Hailsham on Thursday, June 27.


The new Mortgage Advice Bureau office at Southern House, Market Street, Hailsham.

Grant said: “We have been based in smaller offices in Uckfield and Crowborough and a further admin hub near Tunbridge Wells.

“We feel now is the right time to create a central head office that we can all work from, and also offer a place to meet clients.

“We pride ourselves on providing excellent service levels and friendly approach to all our clients, making the home-moving process and enjoyable and positive experience.”


Grant and his team work all over the South East, covering towns including Eastbourne, Brighton, Uckfield, Crowborough, and Tunbridge Wells.

They offer all types of mortgage solutions for first-time buyers, home-moving, remortgaging and buy to let, but specialise in new build, whether open market, help to buy, or shared ownership.

• Read more about Mortgage Advice Bureau and Grant Wagner and Katherine Gibbs in their premium listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for Mortgage Advisers.

• Grant and Katherine stress that your home maybe repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.  They say there may be a fee for mortgage advice.  The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.  The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.”

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