Space Homes customers use Shared Ownership to step onto the property ladder.

Curtis & Alice

Alice, originally from Lincolnshire and Curtis from Mansfield, moved to Sheffield for work around 3 years ago. After renting an apartment, they decided they wanted to escape city life and decide on where they wanted to settle. Although, with the expense of renting, saving for a deposit seemed to be up against them. 

The couple went to visit one of Space Homes' developments one weekend in March and fell in love straight away.

“The same day we viewed the house, we put our reservation down!”

The couple used the Shared Ownership scheme to purchase their home. They were initially unaware of the scheme but after the Space Homes team talked them through it, they realised this would be their lucky ticket to stepping onto the property ladder.

“We walked in not knowing anything about Shared Ownership, and now look at us! If it wasn’t for Shared Ownership, we probably wouldn’t be living here.”

With Shared Ownership, you only need a deposit for the share you're buying, making it much easier for couples struggling to save for a large deposit.

The couple are now happily living in their dream home. Curtis said “with an easy commute to work, friends living nearby and living in our dream home, life couldn’t get much better than this!”