Helping hand onto ladder

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PERSIMMON Homes is the first housebuilder in Rotherham to offer home buyers access to the Government’s FirstBuy 2 scheme after signing up with the Homes and Communities Agency.

Nationally, 281 of the group’s Persimmon and Charles Church developments will offer the scheme.

Home buyers can reserve their new homes using the scheme from this week, for legal completions from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

FirstBuy is designed to help first-time buyers on to the property ladder through equity loan funding of up to 20 per cent of the purchase price, split equally between the Homes and Communities Agency and builders.

Visit to find out more about housing developments where the scheme is operating.