Free advice for first time buyers


People in North Somerset who hope to buy their own home can get lots of advice at a home ownership event this month.

The free event, organised by North Somerset Council, will be a one-stop-shop for people who want to find out about the various options available for home ownership, including shared ownership.

The event is at Weston College’s Hans Price building in Lower Church Road, Weston-super-Mare, on Wednesday 20 April from 3pm to 7.30pm.

Exhibitors at the event will include representatives from the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme and housing providers who have shared ownership homes available in North Somerset.

In addition, specialist solicitors and independent financial advisors will be on hand to discuss the range of ownership options available for purchasing a home.

North Somerset Council will also launch their new First Time Buyers Loan Scheme at the event which is designed to help first time buyers afford the deposit for their first home.

Leader of North Somerset Council Cllr Nigel Ashton said, “We want to help local people get on the property ladder and the deposit is often the biggest problem.

“We know first time buyers are facing an increasingly difficult situation but there are now several more affordable routes to home ownership than just buying outright. I would urge anyone who wants to know more about their options to attend this event.”

Entry to the event is free and there’s no need to make an appointment, just call in any time between 3pm and 7.30pm. Please register for a ticket at https://homeowner20april.eventbrite.co.uk.