Expert talks announced for Homeownership event

Council News
15:21, Monday, 2nd March 2020

North Lincolnshire Council has revealed details of the expert talks that will take place at the Homeownership Expo on Saturday 21 March, from 11am to 2pm.

At the event, residents will be able to access lots of advice and guidance needed to buy a house, getting on or moving up the property ladder.

The talks are:

(11am) No Deposit, No Problem: How rent to buy can help you get on the property ladder. Come along to this talk to find out how you can become a home owner without having a deposit currently saved. Ongo’s ‘Rent to Buy’ scheme supports first time buyers to get on the property ladder by offering a reduced rate rent for an initial letting period of five years to allow you to save up a deposit at the same time. You’ll then have the option to buy your home at the end of the five years.

(11.30am) Buying and Selling – How it Works: Walshe’s Property will talk you through every stage of the house buying and selling process, from valuations to top tips for house-hunting.

(12pm) Stamp Duty Explained: Sills & Betteridge Solicitors will explain the complexities of Stamp Duty; who has to pay, who doesn’t, and how much.

(12.30pm) Investing in Property: Walshe’s Property and Smooth Financial Solutions will talk you through buying a second property, whether it’s to let, as a second home, or to refurbish and sell on.

The expo – which will take place at the UTC in Church Square, Scunthorpe, 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.

Businesses attending include:

  • Ongo
  • Smooth Financials
  • Sills & Betteridge
  • Walshe’s Property & Lettings
  • Barclays Bank
  • Natwest
  • William H Brown
  • Beco Wallform
  • BG Solicitors

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact events@northlincs.gov.uk or 01724 297000.