North Lincolnshire Council

Homeownership event will have all the advice and guidance you need to buy a house

Housing
09:41, Wednesday, 18th December 2019

North Lincolnshire’s second annual Homeownership Expo will take place on Saturday 21 March at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire,  for residents to find out everything they need to know about getting on, or moving up the property ladder.

The expo – which will take place at the UTC in Church Square, Scunthorpe from 11am to 2pm – has been organised by North Lincolnshire Council, Ongo, Sills and Betteridge Solicitors, and Smooth Financial Solutions.

This free event is suitable for everyone on any rung of the property ladder, from first-time buyers to down-sizers. There will also be advice for those looking to buy a second property to let.

Visitors to the expo can meet with estate agents, mortgage providers, solicitors, banks and building societies, insurance companies, removal companies, house builders and more for advice and guidance on every stage of the house-buying process.

People interested in attending should register on Eventbrite.

Kimberley Rose of Sills and Betteridge Solicitors said:

“As a partner of the successful 2019 Homeownership Expo, Sills and Betteridge are delighted to again offer their support to the 2020 event. Our residential property team are committed to offering an excellent service to our clients. The Expo provides an excellent opportunity for us to speak to you in person, and answer your questions to get you moving!

“Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, our team have a wealth of knowledge to offer you. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Talks from guest speakers will be taking place throughout the afternoon, giving you advice on buying and selling, stamp duty, rent to buy, and investing in property.

Roxanne Blackburn of Smooth Financial Solutions said:

“We’re delighted to be involved with the Homeownership Expo for a second year. Our team have a wealth of experience in mortgages, protection and the house buying process and we are looking forward to sharing this knowledge with the community.

“We do hope you’ll join us to not only meet our team but to listen to one of our guest talks where you’ll receive valuable insights and information to help you along your homeowner journey. See you there.”

Ongo have joined the team organising the event for the first time for 2020. Lesley Warburton, Home Ownership Manager at Ongo, said: “We’re really excited to be part of this expo as it’s such a great way to find out everything you need to know about becoming a homeowner. It’s going to be a one stop shop for everything you need to know about buying a house.

“We’ll be showcasing our rent to buy homes which are ideal for those looking to get on the property ladder but don’t currently have a deposit saved, so be sure to come and chat to us at the event.”

Businesses interested in coming along to the Homeownership Expo to speak to house-hunters can get in touch with the council’s Events team on events@northlincs.gov.uk.