Award winning developer Crest Nicholson is hosting an exclusive Part Exchange event on Saturday 29th May between 10am and 5pm, at its sought-after development Bilham Farm in Ashford, Kent.


Potential purchasers will be invited by appointment only for a socially distanced visit of the four bedroom homes available, and will have the chance to demystify the Part-Exchange process. Home buyers will be able to ask questions and receive tailored advice, learning how the scheme can be used to secure their dream home.


What is Part Exchange and how does it work?


In simple terms, Part Exchange is trading a house you already own to move up the property ladder into your new home. Crest Nicholson purchases your existing property, and the value is taken away from the price of the property you are buying.


The scheme is the perfect solution for people who would like to sell up and move home, however, are deterred by the stress, hassle and cost, meaning they are living in a home which they have fallen out of love with or that no longer fulfils their needs. 


The process is robust and transparent, ensuring homeowners get a fair market value for their current home. Independent valuations are obtained from three different high-street agents and an offer is made off the back of these third-party valuations.


What are the benefits of Part Exchange?


  1. Guarantees a cash buyer for your home.
  2. As the process is between the developer and the seller, this removes complicated chain delays, often making the moving process quicker and reducing stress.
  3. You will receive a fair value for your existing home.
  4. You can remain in your existing home until your new home is ready.
  5. Crest Nicholson covers all agent’s fees, meaning sellers can avoid costs they would be paying if selling on the open market.
  6. It is a streamlined transaction and purchasers are given professional support and guidance throughout the process.


Karen Coulson, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, comments: “Part Exchange might usually be associated with buying a car, but some people are unaware that it is in fact also a route into home ownership. It’s a viable option for upsizers, as you essentially trade the property you own to move up the property ladder. A tricky aspect for many home movers is having chains delay your move when trying to sell a property, however Part Exchange removes this frustration, guaranteeing you a cash buyer and instead allowing you enjoy the process of buying your new home. Our sales team is looking forward to welcoming customers both virtually and socially distanced, so please do get in touch to book an appointment.”


Bilham Farm features a mix of two bedroom apartments and two and four bedroom houses, offering modern family living surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Finberry. Prices start at £495,000 for a four bedroom property with select homes available on Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange scheme. To book your appointment for the event, please visit or call 01233 428 055.