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Discounted properties

These are properties that are sold at a discount. We deal with the majority of discounted sales.

The discounted sale prices listed below are reviewed each year.

One bed flat: £74,382

Two bed flat: £85,008

One bed house/Bungalow: £90,321

Two bed house/Bungalow: £100,947

Three bed house: £116,886

Four bed house: £132,825

When an affordable property is built, it is valued.

The difference between the valuation and the prices above is then worked out as a percentage. This becomes the discount percentage that will be applied to the property, every time it is sold.

For example,  we have set the price for an affordable three bed house in South Lakeland as £110,000, this is what the buyer pays.

When the chartered surveyor values the house he thinks it is worth £220,000. To sell it at £110,000 means that it is being sold at a 50% discount.

Every time the property is sold, it is valued by a chartered surveyor and this 50% discount is applied.

These properties will be sold at a discount for the life of the property.

Resales of discounted properties

Adverts for affordable properties have to specify that they are affordable.

They are not allowed to be marketed or sold over the discounted price.

Look out for phrases like, "subject to section 106", "affordable property" or "offered at a percentage of the market value".

This usually means they are part of the affordable housing scheme.

Home ownership one stop shop aims to help people identify what type of affordable housing scheme could be suitable for them.

For more information please email: affordable.housing@southlakeland.gov.uk