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Moving onto the property ladder with Shared Ownership at Micklewell Park in Daventry

Meet Ben, 24, who has recently moved into a brand new apartment at Micklewell Park in Daventry.

He purchased his new home with the Shared Ownership scheme, which allows you to purchase a share of a new build home, usually between 25% and 75%, and then pay a subsidised monthly rent for the remaining share.  It’s a more affordable way to get onto the property ladder, as the deposit you need is based on the share you buy.

Ben had been house sharing with friends which was good fun, but felt it was time to get his own space.  He’d saved into a Lifetime ISA, and his search for a new home began when he had enough saved for a deposit.

The location of Micklewell Park, on the outskirts of Daventry was perfect for him and he chose his apartment because of the excellent countryside views from the balcony. The layout of the apartment was ideal too, as it has sufficient space for a big desk, allowing him to work from home. In fact, his friends and family say it’s much bigger than they expected and are now asking him to host dinner parties and get-togethers! 

Ben comments on what he loves most about his new home and the area: “Surrounded by the countryside, I can go for scenic walks without having to travel far.  I am close enough to shops and everything I need, but far enough to enjoy the outdoors”.

He decided to buy with Shared Ownership as it was an affordable way for him to get onto the property ladder and found that the buying process was straightforward: “My mortgage advisor was fantastic and the team at Orbit Homes were super responsive to any questions I had”.

We’re very pleased to hear that Ben would recommend Orbit Homes to others considering buying a new home, and that we have helped make his journey to home ownership stress free: “The sales team are always friendly and professional.  Jayne, Katrina, and Kayleigh in particular, never hesitated to help when they could, and always went above and beyond for me”.

We asked Ben what advice he would give to someone thinking of getting onto the property ladder with Shared Ownership and he told us: “Save early and save often. Even if you think you are miles away from your deposit, contribute to that fund whenever you can.  You might be closer than you think”.


The marketing suite and show homes at Micklewell Park are open daily from 10am to 5pm. You can find more information on our website here.