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Dover District Council Purchases Nine New Homes for Shared Ownership and Affordable Housing


Dover District Council has purchased nine brand new homes in Capel-le-Ferne as part of its plans to increase its affordable housing stock.  Three houses have been made available for shared ownership, the first time the Council has entered this sort of arrangement to help first time buyers get on to the housing ladder.  The remaining six houses are being made available for affordable rent to families on the Council’s waiting list.

The shared ownership homes have two bedrooms, along with fitted carpets, kitchens with integrated appliances, and underfloor central heating.  Prospective owners can view the properties through Jenkinson Estates. 

The affordable housing offers three bedrooms and feature fitted kitchens and central heating.  All nine homes have two parking spaces at the rear of the properties. 

Cllr Sue Chandler, DDC’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “Buying these properties is a cost effective way for the Council to deliver much needed new affordable homes, both for those looking to take a first step on the property ladder, and to increase our housing stock.  We look forward to welcoming the first tenants to their new homes in the coming weeks.” 

The purchase of the properties in Capel-le-Ferne has been funded through DDC’s Housing Initiatives Reserve, and retained Right-to-Buy receipts. 

Posted on 02 July 2019


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