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Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson has launched Smart Own, its new Shared Ownership scheme in Nuneaton. The scheme, which is now available on at its Sketchley Gardens development, is designed to help people onto the housing ladder and delivered in partnership with Legal & General Affordable Homes.

The Smart Own Shared Ownership Scheme is available on a number of homes at the popular Nuneaton development, including the four-bedroom Filey housetype. Sketchley Gardens is located just two miles away from the town centre, with plenty of nearby green spaces, providing a true mix of country and town living while still being conveniently placed within a 30-minute drive of Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.  

The scheme will be available to eligible buyers with a household income of less than £80,000, and whose income covers the monthly costs. They can purchase up to 75% of the property, and pay a subsided rent on the remaining share.

Vanessa MacNee, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Midlands, said: “As housebuilders, we help thousands of customers across the Midlands realise their house buying dreams each year and understand that there is an increasing number of people who are unable to get onto or move up on the property ladder. We’re excited to be able to help more people in Nuneaton access high quality, energy efficient new homes through our partnership with Legal & General Affordable Homes, and encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch with our friendly Sales team for more information.”

The Smart Own Shared Ownership Scheme is the next step in a range of initiatives provided by the local housebuilder to help buyers in Nuneaton move onto or up the property ladder. The area is served by a number of primary and secondary schools as well as further education colleges, including Higham Lane, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and Wembrook Primary School, rated ‘Good’.

Three, four and five-bedroom properties are available at Sketchley Gardens with full prices starting from £280,000 for a three-bedroom home, £295,000 for four-bedroom homes and £440,000 for five-bedroom homes.  For more information about the scheme, development, or to book a viewing, call 02477281945 or visit