Help to Buy contract for the South of England awarded

Homes England have awarded Radian Group the contract to deliver the Help to Buy Agency for the South of England, formally taking over the East, South East and South West areas from BPHA and Sovereign Living. Sovereign worked in partnership with Westward Housing to manage Help to Buy South West. The contract includes the administration of the high-profile Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme and the promotion of affordable housing options such as shared ownership and discounted rental schemes.

Sam Leigh, Radian Group’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

“We are extremely excited with the news. This contract cements our strong and ongoing partnership with Homes England and demonstrates our commitment to providing affordable homes for as many people as possible.

“As an organisation committed to delivering our social purpose, this contract will allow us to continue to tackle the housing crisis as we continue to invest in our development programme, building new homes for more people who really need them.

“It gives us all great delight to know our colleagues will be at the forefront of making it happen for so many people.”

The new contract will see Radian Group, one of the largest housing providers in the south of England, deliver Help to Buy in the South of England. The new contract will include the following areas: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Bath & Somerset & Mendip, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey and Buckinghamshire.

The Help to Buy teams, which include Help to Buy Customer Service Care, Help to Buy Agency and Help to Buy Programmes, will all welcome new colleagues, giving opportunities to more people beginning careers in the housing sector.

To find out more visit Help to buy South.