New build homes

The need for more affordable housing in Teignbridge is very high, particularly for larger families. For those of you who are currently on waiting lists for larger homes, you will have experienced the frustrations this demand gives people. This is why it is important for us to build more affordable homes to help ease the demand and hopefully re-home more of our customers into homes that are more suitable for their needs. 

Do you dream of living in your own affordable home?
HelpToBuy is the government's low-cost home ownership scheme and enables first-time buyers to buy a share of a property and get onto the housing ladder. HelpToBuy South West is a 'not for profit' organisation offering a range of affordable options. They are the HelpToBuy Agent for the South West, a one-stop shop allowing you to apply for a whole host of schemes and developments regardless of the landlord or house builder. All the properties advertised on the HelpToBuy South West website are provided to help those who can't afford to buy on the open market.

HelpToBuy South West run a number of schemes such as:

  • New Build HelpToBuy - shared ownership with a housing association, paying mortgage on the part of the property owned and affordable rent on the rest
  • HelpToBuy equity loan - purchase of a new build property with the assistance of an equity loan of up to 20%
  • H.O.L.D - housing options for those with long-term disabilities

Making the move
There is lots of useful information for 'would be' home owners at You can use their website to check your eligibility for the scheme and see if there is a home which is right for you. Their Customer Service Advisors can provide you with help and advice about the steps you can take to apply to be accepted on the HelpToBuy register.

Once you have been accepted on to the register, developers will contact you from time to time if and when they have a home available in the right place and at an affordable cost to suit you. This ensures you don’t miss out on an opportunity.

Please contact HelpToBuy South West for further information on 0300 100 0021 or email: They are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


The Devon Rural Housing Partnership (DRHP) consists of 5 Local Authorities, Dartmoor National Park Authority and 8 Housing Associations all involved in providing affordable housing in rural communities across Devon. The aim of the partnership is to support rural communities in developing sufficient affordable housing to meet the needs and aspirations of local people and to support the sustainability of those communities.

Teign Housing is a member of the DRHP and shares its aim to provide good quality, sustainable homes for local people to live in. Please see the link below for more information on the DRHP and how we can help you.