Story posted: 01/11/2017
New owners, Anna and Miroslav, who were renting in the borough, moved into their new home with their baby daughter on Tuesday 31 October, 2017.
Anna, who works at the hospital as a specialist screening practitioner, said: “We are so happy with our first new home and look forward to living here and raising our family. The location is ideal for us as it is close to the hospital where we work. We are so grateful for the opportunity to purchase such a lovely home for shared ownership, which we would not have been able to afford to purchase for outright sale on the open market.”
As part of its shared ownership new homes delivery programme, Sempra, will support Basildon Council with its ambition to give priority to the borough’s key workers to access housing.
Cllr Gavin Callaghan, Basildon Council’s Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, said: “New housing for health workers, teachers and other public servants is a high priority and I am delighted to welcome Anna and her family to their new home.
“Sempra Homes was established to deliver a range of new homes across the borough and I am delighted that they are delivering schemes to local key workers and residents through their shared ownership programme.”
Melanie Keys, Manager of Sempra Homes, added: “We are committed to providing quality new homes for residents and reviving local areas. We are proud to be working alongside the council with the development of shared ownership homes to help meet the varying housing needs of the borough.
“Our shared ownership homes will provide opportunities to purchase a share in a home where outright purchase is not affordable. Through our shared ownership programme we are working alongside the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, enabling residents to purchase an initial 25% share of their home.”