Buying your home

We’re really excited for you to move into your new Oakfield home. Whether you’re buying outright, would like to know more about schemes that can help reduce the cost, or you’ll be moving into an affordable rented apartment, we can’t wait to welcome you to our new neighbourhood.

The buying process

From your very first visit to our show home to collecting your keys and getting settled into your home, we’ll support you every step of the way. 

If you’d like to reserve a home, you’ll need to make sure you’re ‘proceedable’ so that we can get the process started. If you’re a first time buyer, that means you’ve spoken to an independent financial adviser who can let us know that you’re in a position to buy. 

If you’re selling your own home, you’re very welcome to come and look round our show home at any time, but we’ll only be able to reserve your new home once your current home is under offer.


Shared Ownership

Shared ownership is a scheme designed to help you buy a home of your own. You’ll own part of your home and pay rent on the remaining share to GreenSquareAccord, our affordable housing partner. 

You can find out more about this Government-backed scheme and the criteria to apply.

You can also read this handy guide from GreenSquareAccord. 

If you’re interested in a shared ownership home at Oakfield, please email salesteam@greensquareaccord.co.uk or leave a message on 01249 478 910 and the team will get back to you.

Help to Buy

Help to Buy is a Government scheme that helps people buy their first home with just a 5% deposit. 

The Government will lend homebuyers up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home for an equity share, meaning that buyers can contribute 80% of the home’s price through a smaller than usual deposit and the rest from a mortgage. 

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First time buyer guide

Buying your first home can be both exciting and daunting and it’s worth speaking to a financial adviser to find the best deal for you. To help make things a little easier, you might also like to: 

 · Read Nationwide’s first time buyer mortgage guide  

· Join a virtual first time buyer event (which take place eve ry few months)  

· Take a look at the mortgages Nationwi de has for first time buyers  

Affordable Rented apartments

There will be 42 affordable rented homes available at Oakfield through our affordable housing partner, GreenSquareAccord, who’ll work with Swindon Borough Council to allocate homes.  

Next year if you’re registered with Swindon Borough Council you’ll be able to bid for a home on their housing portal.  

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The Consumer Code

The Consumer Code for Home Builders is here to support you as you buy a new home. It was developed by the home-building industry to make buying a home buying fairer and more transparent.

With a new home being one of the largest investments you’re likely to make, it’s important that you understand the process, what you’re buying and what help is available if any problems come up. 

The Consumer Code is designed to help you understand what levels of service to expect, feel fully informed about your purchase and know your consumer rights before and after you move in. In the unlikely event that there’s a problem, a fast, free dispute resolution scheme is available to deal with complaints about breaches of the Code.

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NHBC

Each of our homes comes with a NHBC Buildmark Warranty.

The National House Building Council, or NHBC, as it’s often known is the UK's leading standard-setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. It works with house-builders to raise the standards of new homes and provides consumer protection for homebuyers.

Your home will be covered by a 10 year structural warranty which means the cost for fixing any damage caused by faults specified in parts of your home, usually the structural and weatherproofing elements, is covered.

Throughout the first two years, you’re also covered with a fixtures and fittings warranty, so if something was to go wrong in your home, and it’s covered by the warrant, we will make sure it’s fixed.

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