Dickens Gate in Staplehurst by Sage Housing
Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0PD
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2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses
From £106,000 for a 40% share
Dickens Gate is a stylish and contemporary development, located in Staplehurst near Maidstone, Kent. Surrounded by stunning open spaces and retained wildlife areas and countryside these wonderful houses are nestled between Tonbridge and Ashford. With allotments and play areas, and a range of amenities on site it’s easy to be part of this new community.
Simply ideal for young families with a local primary school within walking distance and Cornwallis Academy 4 miles away and rated a ‘good’ secondary school by Ofsted.
The development is just 1.5 miles and approximately a 15-minute walk is Staplehurst railway station, well-used by commuters working in London. The station is on the main line from Ashford International railway station to London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street via Tonbridge.
About the homes
The homes consist of open-plan kitchen, living/dining area, with contemporary appliances including oven, gas, hob, stainless steel extractor hood and space for fridge/freezer and washing machine. The homes also include a family bathroom with shower over bath and glass shower screen, double glazing windows and central heating. There are rear enclosed gardens as well as allocated parking.
Pricing and Affordability Example
3 Bedroom House example
Full Market Value-£335,000
40% Share £134,000 – Rent £460.63 pcm
50% Share £167,500 – Ret £383.85 pcm
75% Share £251,250 – Rent £191.93 pcm
Service charges estimated-£70.60 per calendar month
The Shared Ownership scheme is a Part Buy, Part Rent way of owning your own home for a smaller up front payment. With Shared Ownership, you buy a share of your home using a mortgage from a bank or building society and pay a subsidised rent on the share you did not purchase. The combined mortgage and rent is usually less than you’d expect to pay if you bought a similar property outright.
At Dickens Gate you can buy a minimum 40% share of your home (the maximum you can buy initially is 75%). When you’re ready, you can buy more shares until you staircase to owning 100% of your home.
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