The Dalby

Semi-Detached House

Part of the Waltham on the Wolds development

Available
Monthly rent £640

Tenure

Rent To Buy

No of bedrooms

2

No of bathrooms

2

Council Tax Band

TBC

Features and description

  • 10 year build warranty
  • Downstairs WC
  • Allocated parking
  • Double glazed windows
  • En suite
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath

The property

The Dalby is a modern two bedroom, semi-detached home in the charming village of Waltham on the Wolds. 

The ground floor of The Dalby consists of a large living area, a downstairs WC and an open-plan kitchen/diner to the rear of the home. The back door connects the home to the private rear garden. 

Upstairs you will find two generously-sized bedrooms, with bedroom one having a built-in storage cupboard. As well as a family bathroom with a shower over bath. 

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Local Area Information

A short walk away from the development is Waltham on the Wolds Church of England Primary School as well as Waltham Pre-School, meaning those with young children benefit from the close proximity to schools within the village. The primary school has recently been rated 'Good' by OFSTED following an inspection which took place in 2023.

Despite Waltham on the Wolds rural location, the A604 runs through the village providing excellent transport links to larger towns within Leicestershire including Melton Mowbray. 

Waltham on the Wolds lies between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, meaning that residents do not have far to travel to access both city centres.

With the high street being such a short walk away, residents of the development will benefit from close proximity to what the village has to offer. Including a post office, a local deli and a doctors surgery. There are also a few pubs to choose from, including The Horseshoes Inn - a 15th mid-century, listed building which offers plenty of food and drink options, as well as a cosy atmosphere. 

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  • The Dalby Ground Floor Plan

    Floor plan

    Ground Floor

    • Kitchen/Diner

      3.97m x 2.97m (max)

      13' 0" x 9' 9" 

    • Living

      4.50m x 2.80m

      14' 9" x 9' 2

  • The Dalby First Floor Plan

    Floor plan

    First Floor

    • Bedroom One

      3.97m x 2.97m

      13' 0" x 9' 9"

    • Bedroom Two

      3.97m x 2.33m

      13' 0" x 7' 8" 

    • Bathroom

      2.19m x 1.83m

      7' 2" x 6' 0"

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Status

Available

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Next Steps

1

Information

For further information, please download our brochure.

2

Apply now

Please make an enquiry to contact Platform Home Ownership, the relevant sales consultant will then send you an application form to complete.

3

Supporting documents

Send your application form, ID, 3 months bank statements and pay slips (or P60) to sales@platformhg.com.

4

Availability

Once you have passed the credit reference check carried out by a third party letting agent, we will send you an offer letter to confirm your plot.

5

Options Agreement

We will ask you to sign an Options Agreement to confirm your intention to save a deposit and purchase your home when financially possible.

Frequently asked questions

The costs involved in a Rent to Buy scheme are similar to that of the traditional letting process. The upfront costs are as follows:

Deposit: You will have to pay the equivalent of five weeks rent as a deposit, which is then held in the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS).

Rent: You will have to pay the rent for the remainder of the month from the start of your tenancy sign-up date, alongside one month’s rent in advance.

You may have to pay a reservation fee to reserve your property but this is typically deducted from the first month’s rent.

During your tenancy, you’re responsible for all of the utility bills associated with the property while you’re a tenant. This is generally council tax, water, gas, electricity and internet.

When you formally purchase the property as part of the Rent to Buy scheme, you’ll also take on the usual costs associated with purchasing a property - such as Stamp Duty, conveyancing fees, valuation fees and any administration costs such as the mortgage application.

The answer to this question depends on your own individual circumstances but if you have a good credit score and reliable income each year, Rent to Buy is a practical way of getting on the property ladder if you cannot save enough for a deposit.

The most important consideration is your personal timeline. While five years may be plenty of time for you to save, house prices could rise during that period which means you pay more. If you buy sooner, however, you have less time to take advantage of the discounted rental rate and build up your deposit.

You also have to consider availability. The availability of Rent to Buy properties depends on the local authority or housing association you’re working with. While the scheme offers many benefits, you may not have the same amount of choice as you usually would in the open market.

If you do find a suitable property, make sure that you’re truly happy with it if you’re considering Rent to Buy. This is a scheme designed for the long-term and if you compromise on area or size, you risk the success of your Rent to Buy agreement if you quickly outgrow it.

If an existing homeowner is experiencing exceptional circumstances - such as the breakdown of a relationship - then they’re eligible for the Rent to Buy scheme. In these exceptional instances, it’s down to the homeowner to demonstrate they're unable to purchase a home on the open market and require the support of Rent to Buy.

This depends on the scheme but generally, while you’re renting, repairs are taken care of by the housing association. It’s your responsibility, however, to keep the property in good order, ensure the property is well-maintained and the garden is cared for.

While you’re in the Rent to Buy agreement, any service charge is included in the rent. Once you purchase the property, however, you may have to pay a service charge which is discussed with you prior to the purchase.

The typical tenancy agreement that you will see on a Rent to Buy property is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, which runs on a periodic basis.

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