FIRST time buyers wanting to move up the property ladder in the Basingstoke area are being invited to find out more at a free Help to Buy event.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will host the information event, in partnership with Help to Buy South, at the Civic Offices, in London Road, on Tuesday, 4 September, from 3pm to 8pm.

People attending are invited to drop in to get free advice about the government’s Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes. There will also be information on other schemes, affordability, eligibility and how to apply.

Deputy leader of the borough council and cabinet member responsible for housing, Councillor Terri Reid, said: “The council has held several Help to Buy information events and all of these have proved extremely popular, with hundreds of people attending to find out more about what’s on offer and how to apply.

“There is a real demand for information about these schemes, therefore we were keen to hold another one to ensure those people who are currently looking to buy a home can find out what options are available to them.”

Advisers from Help to Buy South will be on hand at the event as well as representatives from housing associations, independent financial advisers and building societies on hand to answer questions.

Cllr Reid added: “It’s really pleasing to hear people are finding new homes as a result of these events and information we provide through our Your Home email and I hope this event will be equally as successful for those people who come along.”

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