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Own New Deposit Drop scheme

The 95% mortgage scheme for new-build homes.

Buying a home is easier with Deposit Drop

Following the end of the Help to Buy scheme, the Own New Deposit Drop* allows you to own 100% of your new home with as little as a 5% deposit, whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to buy again.

With an Own New mortgage, you are assessed based on your ability to make repayments, meaning you can still be accepted for a standard mortgage with no regional price caps, even if:

  • You are self-employed
  • You have multiple sources of income
  • You have previously been furloughed
  • You don’t yet have a credit rating

How does the scheme work?

Own New is a mortgage scheme supplying 95% mortgages to new build houses and apartments, currently available to Ashberry homes across Durham.

Made with customers in mind, the scheme is designed to offer more affordable mortgages to a wider range of people, no matter your circumstances.


Choose your ideal Ashberry Durham home

Ask one of our sales advisors at your chosen development whether Own New Deposit Drop is available.


Discuss the scheme with a sales advisor

Our sales advisors will be available to answer any questions you may have.


Find out details of the scheme

Check your eligibility and fill in a simple form.


Get your keys

Move into your brand new Ashberry home with just a 5% deposit.

The Ashberry staff have been so helpful and kept me informed throughout my journey. They are exceptional.”

Johnathan Kingston - Cherry Fields

5-star builder

Own New Deposit Drop FAQs

Where do I start?

Browse our website for your ideal Ashberry Durham home and speak with one of our friendly sales advisors. You can apply for a normal mortgage through the lender’s usual process, with no additional cost to you.

Do I have to be a first-time buyer?

No, the scheme is available to both first-time buyers and existing homeowners.

Can I use any lender?

Darlington Building Society are currently our nominated lender for the Own New scheme, applicable to homes within our Durham division.

Will Own New be accessible to borrowers with over 5% deposit?

Yes, a 95% mortgage is available to anyone with a deposit of at least 5%, but less than 10%.

With Own New, is anything different to the normal mortgage process?

There is one small and simple addition to the normal process. A “Letter of Acknowledgement” must be sent from the developer to the buyer and broker, to be passed to the lender, before a mortgage offer can be made. Our sales advisor can arrange this for you.

Are there any legal restrictions?

The Own New Deposit Drop scheme is available on new homes, subject to terms and conditions, with a minimum of 5% deposit required. Please contact our sales advisors for any further information.

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*YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Terms and Conditions apply. A minimum of 5% deposit is required. The Own New Deposit Drop scheme is available with the purchase of a new home through participating developers only, subject to terms and conditions.