24.01.2023 - 22:33 / dailyrecord.co.uk
A single mum has been left heartbroken after losing out on her dream home due to a £37k price hike. Ellen Perry says she can no longer afford to move into the property with her daughter after the increase.
The NHS worker claims she had agreed a price of £250,000 with Thompson Developments and had paid a £500 deposit on the house back in November 2021. She says she was given a completion date of the end of March 2022.
The Chester mother was looking to buy the three-bedroom property through a shared ownership scheme. Cheshire Live reports that she has been working 50 hours a week for years to try and get on the property ladder.
Ellen signed up to buy the house at a new development in Saughall through a shared ownership scheme in December 2021. However, she claims that there had been various delays in terms of the house and the necessary paperwork being ready.
The single mother was then horrified to get a phone call this month to inform her that the price of the three-bed property had now gone up. Her mortgage offer has also now expired and she said she would not be able to get a mortgage for the new higher price.
Ellen said: "I put the reservation fee down in December 2021 and everyone else seems to have moved in now apart from the 50 per cent shared ownership property owners. They seemed to stop working on my house in October 2022.
"Two days before Christmas I received a WhatsApp message from the owner of the development company advising me that they’ve parted ways with Auxesia and if I was still interested in buying the house he would put me in the right direction. After a telephone conversation he advised that he was dealing with a new affordable company called Heylo and that I would know more after the new year.