Mark, Cannock

Mark Baker

Mark and his fiancée were living in private rented accommodation and wanted to find a permanent family home with room for their young son Riley.

They first found out about our Monarch Park development and shared ownership when they drove past the site. They liked the area and it was close to Mark's work, so they contacted Platform Home Ownership.

Perfect solution

“I didn’t know what shared ownership was, but staff at Platform Home Ownership told me how it worked and, for people like me, it’s the perfect solution,” says Mark.

“I earn good money but found it difficult to raise a large deposit in a short space of time. Buying a shared ownership property allowed me to move from a two-bed rented property to a brand new three-bed property with a garden, and my monthly outgoings actually reduced.

“My son will be able to play in his own garden and, when he is a little older, he will be able to enjoy the playground in the middle of the development.”

Mark adds: “The process of purchasing a shared ownership property has been relatively easy. Platform Home Ownership have been more than helpful and have answered any questions we had straightaway.”