Twigworth Green

A selection of three bedroom homes available with Shared Ownership.

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£131,000 for a 40% share for a 35% share

Available properties

Three bedroom, semi-detached homes available through Shared Ownership.
  • Amenities Nearby
  • Schools Nearby
  • Transport links
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The development

Located in a stunning countryside setting in the village of Twigworth, to the north of Gloucester, this popular development offers the opportunity to buy a home through Shared Ownership. 

With a limited selection of three bedroom homes available, this is an ideal opportunity for all kinds of homebuyers including first-time buyers, growing families and those looking to downsize. 

 

 

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Local Area Information

There are plenty of opportunities at good quality education around Twigworth in neighbouring villages and closer to Gloucester city centre. Available schools cater for children aged 4-18 years old, with the option of Gloucester University for young adults.

With easy access to the M5 from the Twigworth development, residents can benefit from close connections to Bristol and Cheltenham.

Those who opt for public transport can rely on regular bus routes as well as Gloucester train station. 

At the front of the development a Co-Op supermarket can be found, handy for residents if they need to grab something from the shop. As well as this, there is Jane's Pantry which serves hot food and pastries. 

Venturing into Gloucester city centre you can find a number of shops, including high-street retailers to browse in.

 

Shared Ownership uses the following criteria to help people get a foot on the housing ladder:- Maximum annual household income of £80,000

One of the following statements must also be true:

  • You’re a first-time buyer
  • You used to own a home but can’t afford to buy now
  • You’re forming a new household - typically after a relationship breakdown
  • You’re already part of the Shared Ownership scheme but want to move
  • You own a home and want to move but can’t afford the new home that meets your needs

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The affordability information above is based on the following monthly costs:
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Homes at this development can be purchased between 25% - 75% of the property's full market value.
You are able to buy more of your home through the Staircasing process, where you can purchase additional shares at this development in increments of 10%.
Please note, as a Shared Owner you are responsible for all repairs and maintenance within your home.

Next Steps

1

Information

For further information, please download our brochure below.

2

Enquire

Please submit an enquiry to Platform Home Ownership and the dedicated Sales Consultant for the development will make contact with you.

3

Apply Now

The Sales Consultant will send you the application form for you to complete. Please return the completed form back to us via email to sales@platformhg.com .

4

Affordability

Upon receipt of your application and once approved we will refer you for an affordability assessment to determine the most affordable share for you.

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Availability

Once passed, we will then send you an offer letter for your chosen plot where possible


 

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Frequently asked questions

Most buyers who can’t afford to buy a home outright can apply to buy through shared ownership.

We may also be able to help if you need to move because of a relationship breakdown or if your work requires you to live in an area outside your price range.

In order to buy through the Shared Ownership scheme, you must be able to demonstrate that you can afford and sustain home ownership. If you proceed with Shared Ownership you will be required to undertake an affordability assessment.

You must meet our adverse credit policy, if you have a history of adverse credit you are unlikely to be accepted depending on individual circumstances.

Shared owners still have to pay many of the usual costs involved in buying a home.

Reservation fee

We will ask you for a £250 deposit to reserve your chosen home. When the sale goes through we put this towards your purchase payments. However, we cannot refund it if the sale does not go through.

Mortgage deposit and fees

Most mortgage lenders will ask for a 5% or 10% deposit towards the price of the share you want to buy. They are also likely to charge a valuation fee and administration fees.

Legal fees

Solicitors’ charges can vary so it is best to get a few estimates. You will also have to pay Land Registry and local search fees, and may have to pay stamp duty depending on the value of the property.

After you've moved in

You also need to budget for the ongoing costs of owning a home.

Mortgage repayments

You will have to make monthly mortgage repayments to your lender. Depending upon the type of mortgage you have, these repayments may vary as interest rates change.

Rent

You pay a subsidised monthly rent to us on the share of your home which we own. The amount is reviewed on the 1st April each year.

Service charges

You will have to pay a small charge if your home has any facilities or communal areas which we maintain, such as shared entrance halls, lighting and grounds. Your service charge will also include your buildings insurance and your management fee.

Household bills

These include your council tax and utility bills for water, gas and electricity.

Repairs

We will arrange for any defects on new-build homes to be repaired during a set time period. After that time has elapsed, you will be responsible for arranging and paying for all repairs to your home.

Home contents insurance

We provide buildings insurance with the cost of your service charge but this does not cover your belongings. We strongly recommend you arrange your own home contents insurance.

Much will depend on your other financial commitments and what property/share you want to buy. We don't want you to be overstretched, so we need to be sure that you can afford to pay your mortgage and rent. We look at each application individually and will advise you on your options.

Shared ownership schemes are backed by government funding to help people on smaller incomes. So you will not qualify for most shared ownership schemes if your household income is less than £10,000 or more than £80,000 a year.

On the property listings for some of our shared ownership homes, you will see that we state a local connection to the area is required.

This generally applies in rural areas and small villages where land has been made available specifically for affordable housing to meet the needs of local people, rather than for private development.

These are known as ‘rural exception sites’ or 'protected areas' and are controlled by ‘Section 106 Agreements’. They aim to help local people and families afford homes in the area where they grew up.

The local connection criteria can vary between different developments, but is usually based on the following:

applicant was born in the area and has lived there for a number of years

applicant has permanently lived in the area for a number of years

applicant used to live in the area for a number of years but had to move away because of the lack of affordable housing

applicant has been permanently employed in the area for a number of years

The number of years is usually between 2 and 5, although this differs by local authority

Usually priority is given to applicants with a local connection to the parish. If there are still properties remaining, allocation will be opened up to surrounding parishes and then to the whole of the local authority area. This ensures that the homes are occupied by residents as local to the area as possible.

If you want to find out more about the local connection criteria for a particular development, or check if you qualify, please email sales@platformhg.com

Yes you can, once you have moved into your Shared Ownership property, providing you can afford it, you are able to buy more of your home through the process of Staircasing.