Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2013

Young family secure first home with Help to Buy at Belgrave Riverside

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“If it wasn’t for Westleigh’s great service and the Help to Buy scheme we wouldn’t have been be able to own our own home for at least another five years” comments first-time buyer Mr Pranav Adhvaryu.

SGB_5095Thanks to the government-backed Help to Buy scheme and the appeal of Westleigh Homes’ popular Belgrave Riverside development in Leicester, Pranav (31), his wife, Vaibhavi and their one year old daughter Aarna have been able to upsize from a one bedroom rented house to a spacious two bedroom house of their own within a matter of weeks.

Moving into their new home in August this year, Pranav had initially been told about the opportunities to buy at Belgrave Riverside by his Uncle, who also recommended he visit the development to view the properties available.

Pranav comments, “We had been living in a one bedroom rented property on Melton Road for seven years and after starting a family we were in need of more space. However, renting near the city is quite expensive and any thoughts of moving were very distant. However, my Uncle insisted that I go with him to visit the Westleigh development on Ross Walk and on first impression I was very impressed.

The Sales Adviser, Markus, talked us through the availability on offer and asked me what I was looking for in a house. I told him I was very particular about layout and wanted a garden. With this in mind, he arranged a separate visit for me to view a purchased property that offered the layout I desired and also explained the Help to Buy scheme that meant I only needed a 5% deposit to purchase.”

Pranav reserved his new two bedroom family home on Charles Bennion Walk in July and within a matter of weeks he was handed the keys to his own home. He adds, “We are very happy and extremely pleased with our new home, especially as my daughter has space to play in the garden, and we are within a short distance of the city centre. I have, and continue to, recommend the opportunity here at Belgrave, with many friends very interested in buying a home here and settling down in a close-knit and pleasant community.”

Robert Orr, Sales & Marketing Manager at Westleigh Homes, said, “Help to Buy has proved extremely popular at Belgrave Riverside and we are delighted that the scheme has helped a young family such as Pranav’s take their first steps on the property ladder. We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service and we are once again pleased to hear that our sales advisers have gone above and beyond to help a potential buyer get exactly what they want when it comes to their new home.”

Perfect for those wanting to settle down in a spacious home, without the need to move away from the city, the development offers a range of three and four bedroom house types with a variety of schemes available to help create a low-cost purchase. All properties are of high specification and energy efficient, incorporating high levels of insulation, fuel saving central heating systems and efficient kitchen appliances.

Belgrave Riverside is conveniently located off the A607 Melton Road and within easy reach of local amenities, Abbey Park and Leicester city centre. To find out more or to take a look at the show home the site is open 5 days a week 10:30am – 5:30pm and visitors are also invited to speak to a mortgage expert on-site at the weekends. Alternatively, call 0116 266 7950 or log on to for further details.

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