Hyslop Welcomes £160m to Help First Time Buyers in West Lothian
Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government will invest more than £160 million in 2016-17 on schemes that will help people across West Lothian buy their first home.
Commenting, Fiona said;
“I am delighted that the Scottish government will continue to help people in West Lothian purchase their first home with £160 million of funding across Scotland this year.This funding will be targeted at people on low incomes and will be vital for young people and their families looking to get on and up the housing ladder.
“These schemes don’t just boost homeownership but boost house building – creating jobs and supporting economic growth.
“Applications for the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme open on March 1st and I would encourage eligible people in West Lothian looking to buy their first home to apply.”
More details on the Scottish Government announcement can be found here: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Fresh-help-for-home-buyers-2190.aspx
More information about Help to Buy, including purchasing price limits, is available at: www.gov.scot/htb
For OMSE, priority access is provided to social renters, disabled people, members of the armed forces, veterans who have left the armed forces within the past two years, and widows, widowers and other partners of service personnel for up to two years after their partner has been killed while serving in the armed forces. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/BuyingSelling/lift/FTBOMSEP