As young professionals are increasingly being priced out of commuter towns in Elmbridge such as Walton-on-Thames, more and more are turning to Chertsey for affordable homes. According to market research from Zoopla, the average price of apartments in Chertsey in the previous year was 14% and 34% cheaper than neighbouring Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge, respectively. So first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder in the commuter belt should look to Bellway Homes’ Chertsey Halt development.
A selection of 48 apartments has now been launched at the development, close to Chertsey Train Station, where first-time buyers do not need to pay Stamp Duty on homes up to £300,000 and a reduction on the first £300,000 of purchases up to £500,000. The Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, is also available at this development that will further help buyers with the money needed for a deposit. The Government Help to Buy scheme has now helped over 320,000 people buy their own home nationally according to the latest government figures. With an interest-free equity loan available for up to 20% of the purchase price, buyers in Chertsey can secure a home with as little as a 5% deposit.
Bellway saw all its one-bedroom apartments sell out during the first launch last month. The next apartments to be launched include eight apartments in each four-storey blocks and will be ready to move into next summer. The apartments feature a spacious open plan living and kitchen area, as well as a balcony or patio providing private outdoor space and there is allocated parking for each apartment. All homes at Chertsey Halt are finished with high quality interior design and specification including contemporary fitted kitchens from Symphony with a choice of laminate work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances. Bathrooms have white sanitaryware with chrome fittings and there are generous built in storage spaces including utility cupboards and fitted wardrobes to most main bedrooms. The flooring is also included, saving buyers further decorative costs.
Zoe Dobbs, Sales Manager for Bellway Homes North London comments: “We are aware there is a strong demand in the local area for homes for first time buyers, so we are pleased to announce the launch of the apartments at Chertsey Halt, which are ideal first homes for young professionals. Not only is the assistance of Help to Buy available, the location so close to the mainline train station puts it within an easy commute of central London. Anyone that is interested should come along to view our show apartment before they all go.”
Chertsey Halt is set within green and attractive outdoor space encompassing landscaped grounds, including wet grassland, a natural play area, trees and wildflower plantings, so residents will enjoy a peaceful living environment. All of the amenities of Chertsey town centre are within walking distance, including a wide selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities. In the surrounding area, golf courses, schools and sports facilities are easily accessible, while for more extensive shopping options, Staines, Weybridge and Woking are easily reached.
Transport connections from Chertsey Halt are convenient with Chertsey station just a few minutes’ walk away. From here, direct services to London Waterloo take 55 minutes. Road connections are also excellent with the M25, junction 11 only a short distance away providing onward travel connections to the M1, M40, M3, M4 and A3. For those looking for international travel, London Heathrow can also be reached in 20 minutes.