The last 12 months have been challenging on many levels, but with life starting to return to some sort of normality, Plumlife has a lot to offer to help people looking for a fresh start as restrictions begin to ease post lockdown.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Plumlife has continued to work tirelessly to ensure that we are on hand to help people achieve their goal of moving into their dream home.

We’ve adapted our processes to enable viewings to be carried out virtually and developed contactless procedures to ensure our customers have been able to move into their brand-new homes safely and without delay.

In some cases, this has helped ease difficult situations with many people forced to work from home rather than the office.

Our new build homes are modern, comfortable and spacious - perfect for working from home and relaxing at the end of the day.

Senior fraud analyst Alex Donellan was able to find his dream home at Plumlife’s Foxwood development in Salford, viewing and reserving all in one day.

Senior fraud analyst Alex Donellan

Senior fraud analyst Alex Donellan

After years of renting, the shared ownership scheme has allowed Alex to leave “Generation Rent” and move out of his parent’s home where he was living and working as the pandemic was at its peak last year.

He said: “When I was living with my parents, my mum and I shared a kitchen table to work so it was very difficult at times.

“I’ve been so impressed with Plumlife and the shared ownership scheme that I’ve encouraged a friend of mine to view another Plumlife development in Middleton as he’s looking to buy as well.

“I love being a homeowner after such a long time and I love my home. I’m so happy to have finally got a foot on the property ladder.”


This is just one of many examples of how schemes such as shared ownership have helped people realise their ambition of owning their own home.

Shared ownership is a great way for people to buy their dream home, without the need to save for a huge deposit. It’s a part-buy, part-rent scheme backed by the government for people who can’t afford to buy a property on the open market.

Essentially, it is a more affordable way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage and pay rent on the rest. The housing association you are buying from owns the other part of it – but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.

Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and mortgage, with a monthly rent payable on the unowned share. It’s a quicker first step on the property ladder for many people and in most cases, you can also carry on buying shares in the future, to potentially own your home 100%.

Despite the challenges of the last year, we are excited to offer a range of brand-new developments across the North West that will help people buy the homes they want at a price they can afford.

In Blackburn, we’re delighted to present 15 brand new shared ownership homes at Shakespeare Way, including two bedroom bungalows and two-, three- and four bedroom houses, with sales due to launch summer 2021.

Shakespeare Way, Blackburn, BB2 1XL 2&4-bedroom homes

Shakespeare Way, Blackburn, BB2 1XL 2&4-bedroom homes

On the doorstep of the Ribble Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty well known for its scenic countryside, foodie destinations and historic landmarks, we have Petre Wood in the village of Langho. There are 15 two and three bedroom homes and two bedroom bungalows available to buy through shared ownership from £67,375 to £174,000, with 35-75% shares available.

In Greater Manchester, we have 28 three and four bedroom homes available for shared ownership at Belfield Mill, Rochdale. Homes are available to buy from £75,250 to £191,250, with 35-75% shares available. Homeowners will benefit from transport links to Manchester city centre, as well as proximity to local rural beauty spots.


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