Room for the whole family with L&Q
Having lived in rental properties with their young son for 6 years, Sahil and Sheetu decided it was time to find a forever home for their family. Starting their search amidst the COVID lockdown, they struggled to find a good quality house that they could move into straight away without needing to do additional work.
As Sahil explains, “We initially looked at properties in Birmingham, as we had previously lived in the city, however many of the houses on the market needed renovation and we were eager to move straight in without having to worry about additional costs.”
With prices on the rise, Sahil and Sheetu decided to make use of the Shared Ownership scheme which would enable them to initially purchase a percentage share of a property, with a long-term plan to staircase. To ensure that they wouldn’t have to compromise on quality, Sahil and Sheetu redirected their house hunt to nearby areas that would offer more space for their growing family but still benefitted from direct trains to both Birmingham and London.
When the couple discovered that L&Q had properties available to purchase through Shared Ownership in neighbouring Warwickshire, the decision was made. The growing community at Beauchamp Park offered them the perfect combination of newbuild homes within proximity to excellent transport links and an array of nearby amenities, including top-class schools.
After visiting the show-home, the family decided it was right for them. As Sahil comments, “Our hearts were set on Beauchamp Park the moment we came across the development. I knew that the Technology Park was nearby, which meant that my commute to work would be significantly shorter. The development also benefits from easy transport links into London and with great shopping and schools on the doorstep, we knew that it was perfect for us and our son.
Initially, we were disappointed that timelines hadn’t aligned as there were no homes available when we first looked. However, thankfully, Lisa from the L&Q Sales team took down our details and contacted us the moment the next launch was confirmed, and we were able to buy in the next release of homes.’’
Sahil and Sheetu purchased a 50% share of a three-bedroom home with L&Q for £183,750 and moved to Beauchamp Park in June 2022.
Reflecting on the first months living in their new home, Sahil comments, “We love the quality and spacious nature of the rooms – it’s a house we can grow in. Since it is a newbuild property, all our appliances and finishes are brand new so we don’t have to worry about renovating – and the garden has been a joy for the summer months.”
Commenting on the local area, Sahil says, “Beauchamp Park is located close to both Warwick and Leamington Spa, which both offer lots of local community facilities and shops. We also have Warwick Castle nearby, which we really enjoy visiting and have even watched a play in the grounds of the historic building. The ease of getting around here makes life so much easier – the location really is perfect.”
Beauchamp Park forms part of the Warwick Gateway urban extension and will ultimately deliver 450 new homes for the local area. Providing residents with a range of amenities on their doorstep, Gallows Hill will also bring a community centre, primary school, and country park.
Looking back on their buying experience, Sahil says, “We knew that we wanted to buy a home for the long term and I’m really happy that we were successful in securing a property at Beauchamp Park. We have enjoyed living here from the very first day we moved in, and we look forward to making the most of the local area.”