Laura Harvey takes her first steps onto the property ladder with Affinity Sutton
Name: Laura Harvey
Situation: First Time Buyer
Scheme: Shared Ownership
Provider: Affinity Sutton
Contact: 0300 100 0303
The prospect of moving out of the family home and placing a first foot on the property ladder may seem daunting for many, however Laura Harvey found it surprisingly easy when she decided to purchase a shared ownership apartment from Affinity Sutton at Bromley Common in Bromley.
Laura, 26, a service coordinator for McQuay Service Air Conditioning has bought a 40 per cent share in her one-bedroom apartment for just £87,000 and paid just a five per cent deposit, which equates to just £3,000. She now pays around £485 for her mortgage and £250 per month in subsidised rent.
For Laura, who works in Dartford, location was very important: “The position is perfect, it is a quick bus service to visit my parents in Bromley, driving to work is quick and easy and I have been able to keep my second job as a barmaid.
Laura says that her first purchase has been a success: “I love the design of my apartment and the quality is fantastic. I especially like the option of being able to buy more shares in my home – this is definitely something I will be thinking about in the future.
“After seeing my new apartment, some of my friends and family are even looking into shared ownership!”
All the homes at Bromley Common are now sold, but Affinity Sutton has a large selection of homes available in London and the South East. For more information, contact Affinity Sutton on 0300 100 0303 or email: . Information on all homes available through Affinity Sutton can be found on the website: www.affinitysutton.com
Photograph: Laura Harvey in her new Affinity Sutton home. Call 0300 100 0303 or email:
Further media information:
Nikki Ackerley/Emma Stevens
Property House Marketing
Notes to Editors:
With over 57,000 homes and a 100 year history, Affinity Sutton is one of the biggest providers of affordable housing in England. As a business for social purpose, it invests in what it believes matters most – its residents and its communities.
Affinity Sutton completed 1,200 new properties last year and providing much needed new homes for around 3,000 people. Its new homes are designed to meet a range of needs and for many offer that all important first step on the property ladder through opportunities such as shared ownership (part buy/part rent) and equity loans.