Adam and his partner, Jacqui, explained that they thought they'd never be able to buy their first property together outright, but thanks to the Rent to Buy scheme they're now in the house of their dreams.
"I'd never heard of Rent to Buy", says Jacqui. "My mum had mentioned it but I didn't think it existed any more. Then I looked into it and I thought it would be perfect. We can rent and then save for a deposit, which we couldn't have afforded to do otherwise".
The couple had previously been living in privately rented accommodation in Didsbury, and the poor quality of the housing had been causing them health problems. "I had a massive cough, a really bad cough for months" explained Adam. The damp and mould in the building was so bad that their health was being affected. Now, thanks to the clean and warm design of the Stoney Gate houses, those problems are a thing of the past.
"Within a month of moving in here [the cough] has gone", says Adam.
The Stoney Gate houses have been built to the highest, most modern energy efficiency standards, as part of a design known as Passivhaus. All of the Passivhaus features used in the development make Stoney Gate not only clean, warm and environmentally friendly, but incredibly economically viable. The design means that the heating bills in these houses are set to stay low for the residents living in the property.
The special design of the construction means that energy bills for space heating are reduced by up to 80%. Importantly this also means that the Co2 emissions produced are also reduced by up to 50%.
We're delighted to welcome Adam and Jacqui into their new home, and can't wait to hear from more of our residents about the life changing benefits of our Rent to Buy scheme.
You can find out more about our Rent to Buy properties, and all our other developments by visiting the Find a Home section of our website.