SALE OF BICKLEYS COURT FLATS IN BOGNOR REGIS TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS
Arun District Council voted unanimously on 13 March 2013 that the age restriction on Bickleys Court should be lifted and thus they enabled the exciting AFV Estates ‘Homes for Heroes’ initiative at Bickleys Court, to move forward.
Several of the Councillors commented that they thought this initiative perfect for Bickleys Court and Bognor Regis, as well as commenting on how pleased they were to be helping Service people. They noted the decision was in line with the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant.
Since planning was granted, 15 serving personnel have heard about the scheme and have travelled to the building; incredibly every eligible person that has visited has agreed to purchase a flat. Invariably, they all commented on how convenient Bognor Regis was to southern military bases and how they looked forward to living there.
The flats are expected to be snapped up; large studio flats start at £60,000.
The 20% discounts offered to the servicemen and women by AFV Estates reflect the purpose of the Armed Forces Covenant to give those that serve a fair deal in housing and other matters. Often servicemen and women find it difficult to gain suitable priority on publicly provided housing lists as they get posted around the world. The MOD will be bringing in policies that encourage more home ownership and some servicemen and women are able to take an advance of pay to help build up a deposit for a house. Many of the prospective buyers were taking advantage of these loans in order to purchase a flat at Bickleys Court.
Major General David Shaw, a Director of AFV Estates and now a veteran himself, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for those in the Armed Forces, or veterans, to buy a flat at an affordable, discounted price. The MOD is encouraging people to make sure their own housing needs are covered in the long term and AF&V Estates is helping them do this.”
AF&V Estates who have managed to secure further investment into the Homes for Heroes Initiative, these apartments are now available for £60,000.
Bickleys Court in Bognor Regis has just been given the seal of approval to provide a low cost housing solution for serving personnel & veterans, as part of Bognor Regis Council’s commitment to helping our Armed Forces get on the property ladder.
The project which is being funded by AF&V Estates as part of the Homes for Heroes Initiative on a not for profit basis, consists of 48 studio and 1 bed apartments prices from £60,000.
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