Shared ownership allowed Joan to achieve her dream of returning to a village where she had lived as a child.
“I had very fond memories of Middleton and always wanted to come back, but I never thought I’d be able to,” she says. “Now we’re in a house with a garden in the place I want to be, and with a bit of money free to enjoy ourselves.”
The couple had been living in apartment in a nearby village but needed to move for health reasons.
“We didn’t know anything about shared ownership, but we saw this development on the Right Move website and contacted Platform Home Ownership,” says Joan. "They were fantastic; the buying process was fine and they kept us informed and up to date.
“We had a few minor issues after we moved in, but as soon as we rang up they came out to sort it.”
Joan and Michael are very happy in their new home.
“Living here is 100% better and we would never have been able to afford it on our own,” says Joan. “I hope you build more homes for shared ownership – that would be a good thing.”