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Darren nominates Karl at Persimmon as his Help to Buy Hero!

Darren nominates Karl at Persimmon as his Help to Buy Hero!

First time buyer Darren and his partner have nominated Karl at Persimmon for a Help to Buy Hero Award

Whilst living at home with their parents to save a deposit to buy their first home Darren and his partner came across the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme. "We were doing some online research for new build homes when we came across the Help to Buy South website and some new builds being built and sold by Persimmon Homes," explains Darren "so we got in touch with them to arrange a viewing of a show home."

The Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme allows purchasers to borrow up to 20% of the value of a new home, interest free* for the first five years, whilst only requiring a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The scheme is available on new build properties and is not limited to first time buyers, purchasers can use the scheme to move home, maybe to upsize due to a growing family or even downsize.

Darren's Help to Buy Hero nomination goes to Karl at Persimmon Homes for his fantastic customer service. "Karl is part of the aftercare team," he explains "even when I was very busy with work Karl was always very accessible and accommodating. We have two new puppies that would be on their own until the walker would come and Karl kindly said he would help if we were ever unable to get back to them or if there was a problem he could help out."

Now fully moved into their new home they love it "We love the lounge and the exterior look of the house," explains Darren, "it's very modern and fresh looking, a great place to entertain friends and family."

"We want to nominate Karl for a Help to Buy Hero award for the all the help he gave us when we moved in, he was always friendly and polite when we see him around the site. Karl should be at the forefront of customer service experience."

*The equity loan is interest free for the first five years, but in the 6th year of ownership, a fee of 1.75% of the equity loan based on the market value at the time you purchased is payable monthly, rising annually by the increase (if any) in the Retail Price Index (RPI) plus 1%. This is applicable if you have not paid back your equity loan by the end of year 5. An illustration will be given to you at the time of purchase.

For more information on the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme read our downloadable guide.

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