Help to get First-time buyers on the ladder in Chichester

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YOUNG people looking to get on the property ladder are to be helped with a new initiative.

Chichester District Council is setting up an equity loan scheme, which can help first-time buyers, or families in need of larger accommodation, to buy a property.

Councillor Janet Duncton, who is in charge of housing, said: ‘Chichester has some of the highest house prices on the south coast and we want to do everything we can to help people find homes.

‘Our equity loan initiative will help first-time buyers not only get on the ladder, but also to stay in the Chichester District.’

People are encouraged to register their interest now. Call (01243) 534734.