As with any big investment decision, this all depends on your personal circumstances. Here are 5 questions that may be helpful. read more…
We are delighted to announce the sale of new shared ownership homes being built at Steele Close, West Chiltington, West Sussex. Developed in partnership with West Chiltington Parish Council and Horsham District Council the scheme comprises four 2-bedroom and two 3-bedroom houses, each with gardens and two car spaces. People in housing need who have a strong connection to the village have priority to buy these new homes.They can be seen here. read more…
6 new shared ownership houses will be for sale in 2019 in West Sussex. They will comprise of 2 bed properties and 3 bed properties. The picture illustrates what they will look like. This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone wanting to join the property ladder but who would not normally be able to afford a property in the area.
RHTL are delighted to announce the purchase of land in the village of Bunbury, Cheshire. This site will see the development of 8 affordable homes to help meet the area’s need for affordable housing. With the purchase of the site, RHTL are now involved with providing affordable homes in over 100 village locations across England, including two other sites in Cheshire – Withington and Tarporley. read more…
We are delighted to announce the first new development of affordable homes by RHTL in nearly 10 years. With UK houses costing an average of 7.7 times more than average annual earnings, we are all too aware of the growing unaffordability of owning a home. However, for one village in West Sussex this will soon be less of an issue. The new scheme will increase the number of shared ownership properties available in the village from 3 to 9, in-line with a Housing Needs Survey conducted by the Parish Council. If this ratio were applied across the country, we would be going a long way to tackling the national challenge.
Since the foundation of Rural Housing Trust in 1970s, the organisation has been at the forefront of promoting housing in rural areas that allows people to live in the villages they have connections to. We are delighted that this announcement today once again shows RHTL’s commitment to affordable homes for local people. RHTL owns and manages shared ownership homes in 100 English village locations and we look forward to welcoming the new shared owners in West Chiltington once the development is completed.
Overview of West Chiltington, West Sussex
This development is comprised of 14 affordable homes. There will be 6 homes for shared ownership, where applicants will be able to buy 60% of the property and pay rent on the remainder. When selling these properties, priority will be given to applicants with a close connection to the parish of West Chiltington and who are unable to buy a home at full market price (click here for further information). 8 homes are being developed by Saxon Weald Housing Association (a local housing association) for affordable rent. It is expected that the house building will be completed during summer 2019.
If you would like further information on this development and the houses for sale, or any of RHTL’s properties across the country, please contact us.
In addition, we also celebrate the work Liz Fitzsimmons, known to many of you, undertook for more than 20 years with RHT. And also a chance to welcome Jeremy Page, who brings to RHT his “know-how” of social enterprise, gained from a career working at senior level for housing associations.
Here at RHT we continue working closely with Parish and District Councils to help meet housing need in rural areas throughout England. For many of us the cost and availability of housing in our village community makes home ownership impossible. We believe in Shared Ownership as an answer for local people wanting to get started as home owners and to remain in the village community they know.