Childhood friends purchase first home using Help to Buy

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018

NEWS - TWEL - Harry and George

When Harry Lywood and George Poyner met aged five years old, living in Ludlow in Shropshire at the time, who would have guessed that years down the line they would have moved to London and be buying their first property together at our East London Eclipse development in Walthamstow, at the tender age of just 20.

Both Harry and George, who work in property sales - George at an Estate Agent’s in Hackney, and Harry as a Sales Executive at another Taylor Wimpey development, got an understanding of how easy the property buying process actually is through the help of their jobs and that by combining forces and using the Government backed Help to Buy scheme that they could actually afford to buy their first own home.

Harry (20) moved to London first aged 18, then George (20) followed a year later and the friends have since been renting together in Limehouse. Harry said; “It wasn’t until I was working in property sales that I discovered how simple the buying process is and that with George and I getting a mortgage together and using the Help to Buy scheme meant we could say goodbye to renting - we just couldn’t believe it!

“Having seen first-hand the build quality of the Taylor Wimpey homes I had every confidence in suggesting this as our first step on the property ladder. We chose a three-bedroom, top floor, duplex apartment at the Eclipse development as we felt they offered very good value for money in a great, up and coming area which we can’t help but think will therefore be a good investment.

“It has been really interesting to experience the buying process from the other side for a change. The sales staff at Eclipse have been extremely helpful and we have just taken it all one step at a time with their guidance and it has been really easy. We’re now thrilled that we took this step as we get on so well as friends and it really made sense. We’re really looking forward to moving into the apartment by the end of the year.”