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Key worker Scott gets onto the property ladder with Shared Ownership

Orbit Homes customer, Scott, who recently brought a Shared Ownership apartment at our brand-new development, The Gateway, in Bexhill-on-Sea, explains how the scheme has benefitted him…

 Scott, (50), had been privately renting in Haywards Heath for ten years before moving into his brand-new home at The Gateway in East Sussex.  The Gateway, an all-affordable development in Bexhill-on-Sea, offers a collection of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom homes, which are available to buy through Shared Ownership.

Scott is a keyworker, supporting the Emergency Services in East Sussex but was living outside the Rother District, commuting long distances. After saving enough for a deposit, he began looking to re-locate closer to work.  After researching local developments in Bexhill-on-Sea, Scott chose a one-bedroom apartment at The Gateway. Using Orbit Homes’ Shared Ownership option, he was able to purchase a 45% share of the apartment for £86,625.

Scott was guided through the process by Sales Consultants, Michael and Kyra, who supported him throughout the buying process, demonstrating Orbit Homes’ commitment to delivering the best service for its customers by regularly updating him with progress and answering any questions he had.  His brand-new one-bedroom apartment also came with a fully fitted kitchen and laminate worktops, stainless steel oven and hob, washing machine, fridge-freezer, and flooring throughout, saving Scott significant expense.

Talking about his positive experience with Orbit Homes, Scott said: “I had been renting properties for the past decade or so, as I couldn’t afford a deposit on my own. Thanks to Orbit Homes’ Shared Ownership offer, I could finally secure my own place. The property is fantastic and the customer service I have received throughout the whole process has been second to none.

“From my initial enquiry, right through to getting the keys, the Orbit Homes team has been amazing. This was the first time buying a property on my own, so their support, time and effort was much appreciated. I am now closer to work and not having to travel long distances. I cannot find the words to say a proper thank you to everyone who helped me. You’ve been great!”

Bexhill-on-Sea boasts everything you might expect from a British seaside town, combining wide, expansive beaches with a range of independent retailers, high street shops and plenty of places to eat and drink.

To find out more visit https://www.orbithomes.org.uk/orbit-at-the-gateway/ or call 01424  554286.