House buyers Charlotte Gray and Bruce Steadman celebrated as they became the first buyers to complete on a new home at The Park Lane Group’s development in Hastings called ‘High Breezes’.
They were greeted at their new property with a celebratory hamper and welcome from Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings & Rye. Amber Rudd visited the development to find out more about the new homes, along with Jane Griffiths from Help to Buy South East and Sue McGreevy and Juliette Hay from The Park Lane Group.
The young couple, who are both from Hastings and are first time buyers, purchased the new 2-bedroom home via the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme. Having saved a 5% deposit and arranged a 75% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society, Charlotte and Bruce used a 20% equity loan from the Help to Buy scheme which is interest free for the first five years.
Charlotte, a graphic designer who works for Mineral creative agency in Brighton, and her partner Bruce, who works for the Nationwide Building Society, said “It’s great to be holding the keys to our first home.
“We bought off-plan before any of the houses were built so it took a bit of vision, but we were impressed by the specification of these Park Lane Group homes. Having all the built-in kitchen appliances and so many fittings included in the house price was a real bonus. It has helped financially and means we have a home that’s ready for us to move straight in to.”
Amber Rudd added “It was wonderful to meet Charlotte and Bruce and share in their excitement moving into their first new home and I’m delighted to hear how Help to Buy made this possible for them.”