Watersmeet, Grove Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 0AW

£61,250 Shared Ownership

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  • Guideline Minimum Deposit £6,125
  • Guideline Income Dual £21.5k | Single £30.7k
  • Second Floor
  • Approx. 583 Sqft Gross Internal Area
  • Two Juliette Balconies
  • Bathroom plus En-Suite Shower Room
  • Underground Parking Space
  • Hitchin Station Within Easy Reach

General Description

A Fantastic Opportunity to Purchase a Two Bedroom Apartment on a Shared Ownership (Part Buy/Part Rent) Basis


SHARED OWNERSHIP (Advertised price represents 25% share. Full market value £245,000). A stylishly-presented, second-floor apartment that features a reception room with attractive, open-plan kitchen area and a south/south-west-facing Juliette balcony. The spacious main bedroom has an additional Juliette balcony along with a naturally-lit en-suite shower room. There is also a smaller second bedroom, a simple, monochrome bathroom and some built-in hallway storage. The development has an underground car park which includes a space for this apartment and the A1(M) is only a seven minute drive away (Google Maps) for convenient north/south travel. Alternatively, Hitchin Railway Station and the attractive town centre are both within reasonable walking distance or brief cycle ride. There are highly-rated schools, both primary and secondary, in the local area.



(Please note the minimum income and deposit requirements for eligibility. You do not need to request a viewing separately once you have completed the application form.)


Tenure: Leasehold (126 years less 5 days from 19/02/2008).
Minimum Share: 25% (£61,250).
Shared Ownership Rent: £493.40 per month (subject to annual review).
Combined Service Charge and Admin Fee: £132.57 per month (subject to annual review).
Ground Rent: £300.00 for current year.
Guideline Minimum Income: Dual £25,100 | Single £30,700 (based on minimum share and 10% deposit).
Council Tax: Band B, North Hertfordshire. Priority is given to applicants living and/or working in this local authority.

This property is offered for sale in the condition seen. The housing association does not warrant to carry out any remedial or redecoration work of a cosmetic nature unless specifically advised in writing. As a general rule, fitted domestic appliances are included in the sale; non-fitted appliances are not. If you require confirmation, you must request this in writing from Urban Moves. The information in this document supersedes any information given verbally either in person or by telephone.


14' 1" max. x 13' 4" max. (4.29m x 4.06m)
included in reception area
Bedroom ( Bedroom 1 )
13' 4" max. x 11' 2" max. (4.06m x 3.40m)
bathroom ( En-Suite Shower Room )
Bedroom ( Bedroom 2 )
11' 4" max. x 6' 7" max. (3.45m x 2.01m)
Energy Effeciency Rating


Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership is a housing scheme designed to help homebuyers who are unable to afford the cost of buying a property outright on the open market. Properties may be sold off-plan or new build direct from housing associations, or pre-owned from existing shared owners. The rules and terms of the scheme are set by the Greater London Authority (GLA) in London and Homes England outside of London.

The GLA and Homes England set the eligibility criteria for Shared Ownership, but broadly speaking you must:
 Not own another property in the UK or any other country.
 Have a household income that falls below £90,000 (£80,000 threshold outside the M25). Every property will have a minimum income level too, determined by its’ value, rent and service charge costs. In most cases you will need to meet or exceed the given minimum income.
 Have access to a minimum deposit of 10% of the share being purchased (a minimum deposit of 5% of the share being purchased may be acceptable depending on individual financial status).
 Be in full time permanent employment.
 Be a British, EU or EEA Citizen or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
 Have a good credit history.
If you are still unsure about Shared Ownership or would like more information view [ Facts and Frequently Asked Questions]


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