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Pervaiz nominates Kate at First Wessex as his Shared Ownership Superstar!

Pervaiz nominates Kate at First Wessex as his Shared Ownership Superstar!

For Pervaiz and his family finally moving into a home of their own was like a dream come true.

"Like everyone else we had a dream of buying our own house" he explains, "but at the beginning it seemed impossible for us. We looked at lots of properties online but they were either extremely expensive or unappealing. Then we heard about the Shared Ownership Scheme whilst at the Help to Buy show at The Ageas Bowl."

Not long after the Help to Buy Show father-of-four Pervaiz received an email from Kate at First Wessex to let him know that a 4 bedroom house was available in Fareham on a new development. "As soon as we heard the news the whole family was over the moon," says Pervaiz, "then Kate arranged a viewing for us and we truly loved the property. The process started and we assumed that this would take weeks to be approved but surprisingly it was very quick. It was like a miracle that happened within no time. Then came the day we got our keys and we were thrilled".

Shared Ownership allows purchasers to buy a share in a home, and then pay a low cost rent on the remaining un-purchased share. This means that mortgages and deposits will be based on the purchased share value meaning buying a home couldn't be more affordable.

"Once we got the keys to our house we were so delighted that we moved all of our things on the same afternoon. We didn't stay over on the first night as we hadn't finished moving everything but the next day we were so joyous", says Pervaiz. "We celebrated our first night by enjoying good food and each others' company, we went to sleep late that night because of the joyous atmosphere. It was unbelievable".

Having previously privately rented in Portsmouth with his wife, two sons and two daughters Parvaiz and his family are delighted to have their own space that they can put their own stamp on, "We love our spacious living room and kitchen. My wife always wanted a spacious kitchen, and my kids adore the lush green garden. As this is a corner plot the window gives a magnificent street view. This location is absolutely perfect".

Pervaiz and his family have nominated Kate at First Wessex for a Shared Ownership Superstar award, "We are nominating Kate because her approach was professional, friendly and kind" explains Parvaiz, "the way she briefed us about the whole process was brilliant, we never had an issue. She kept us updated throughout the process and was so helpful, and kind whenever we called or contacted her. Her response was positive and instant and she truly deserves appreciation and a round of applause."

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