WITH one in twelve unable to move home due to stamp duty costs, one housebuilder in North Devon is offering to relieve the financial burden on selected new homes this month.

During May, Elan Homes is offering to pay the stamp duty on selected three-storey homes at The Gateway, in South Molton, to help home owners who are in a position to move, but who are currently unable to raise the additional funds to cover stamp duty.

Catherine Marshall, sales director for Elan Homes in the South, said: “We know that having to find a large lump sum to pay stamp duty is a major hurdle for many homebuyers and new Nottingham Building Society research confirms this, finding that as many as one in 12 are deterred from moving because of it.

“In a bid to alleviate this common problem, we will, during May, help home buyers overcome this hurdle by paying the stamp duty on selected homes at The Gateway and in addition, we’ll pay for flooring to really smooth the way to brand new home.”

The incentives are available on selected Stamford style homes at The Gateway. An impressive three-storey detached residence, the Stamford is the ideal family home, offering space and flexibility in equal measure.

Downstairs, there is internal access to the integral garage, plus a handy utility room, tucked away. On the first floor, the formal lounge is at the front of the home, with an open plan kitchen/dining room to the rear and a cloakroom. Upstairs is the master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The Stamford is priced from £252,995 and is also available to buy with the support of Help to Buy.

Catherine adds: “Now is a great time to become part of the new community that’s emerging at The Gateway. The development is in its second phase, many homes are already occupied and with no stamp duty or flooring costs to worry about during May, moving should be all the more appealing.”

The Gateway is a beautiful 20-acre development of 150 two, three and four-bedroom homes on the outskirts of South Molton, a bustling market town set in the edge of Exmoor National Park, just off the North Devon Link Road with good access to the M5, Barnstable and national rail connections in Tiverton.

To find out more about Elan’s incentives during May, call The Gateway sales team on 01769 574 581 or visit www.elan-homes.co.uk/elan-at-the-gateway-south-molton. Alternatively, the show homes and marketing suite are open daily between 10am to 5pm at The Gateway, off Station Road in South Molton.

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