New home for the Ross family

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MR AND Mrs Colin Ross hold up the keys to the door of their new home at Braeview Park, Brechin. The couple made successful application to a partnership arrangement between Angus Council and construction company DJ Laing to help first time buyers living or working in the Brechin area to purchase a house at the town’s Braeview Park.

The Survive and Thrive initiative was devised by Angus Council to help potential house buyers, assist the local construction industry and create employment and training opportunities in Angus. Colin, Claire and their two young children have moved into the privately owned house from rented accommodation.

The council’s Survive and Thrive initiative, allows selling prices to be reduced by up to 25% with a further 20% provided as an interest free loan, for up to ten years.

Eligible house buyers will only require a 5% deposit and finance based on 75% of the purchase price.

Angus Council will retain a 20% share in the property for a maximum of ten years. Applicants must consist of a minimum two person households, living or working in Brechin or Edzell with a maximum household income of £40,000.

For further information on the details of purchase through Survive and Thrive, contact D J Laing Homes on 0845 257 2290 or Angus Council housing division through ACCESSLine 08452 777 778.