Welcome back to What I Own.
We’re in West Sussex this week – specifically Haywards Heath – chatting to Adi and Oli about getting on the property ladder.
Adi and her partner Oli bought their three-bed home earlier this year, as first-time buyers.
They put down a £20,000 deposit and used the Help to Buy scheme – this is what they had to say about their experience.
Tell us about yourself, Adi.
We are Adi (35) and Oli (32). I am a product manager in the automotive industry and Oli is a mechanic in a car dealership. My job is mainly home-based with a couple of visits to the London and Hook’s offices per week. Oli is fully field-based.
Our property is in Haywards Heath which is a convenient location for us. With easy access to M23 and M25 and with direct trains to London every 10-15 minutes.
Where is your property? What do you think of the area?
The property is in the residential area of Haywards Heath but only a 20-minute walk from the town centre. I understand it was built on former farmland, with plenty of green and woods around us. The train station is a 30-minute walk or a short car journey. We love the area because it is very peaceful.
Having moved from a town centre where there was constant noise from bars and restaurants, we have been truly enjoying the quiet evenings and nights in the new house. With plenty of green spaces in the vicinity, I’ve taken lunchtime walks to another level.
When did you move in?
April 1, 2022.
How much does your property cost?
How much was your deposit?