Social landlord appointed as help to buy agent
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
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Social landlord Orbit Group has been awarded contracts to deliver the government's help to buy scheme in the West and East Midlands.
The contracts, which were awarded by the Homes and Communities Agency, start on 1 April and are for two years, with an option to extend.
This contract win means Orbit, which provides more than 38,000 homes across England, continues to be one of the largest help to buy agents in the country.
The social landlord has been delivering HomeBuy and help to buy contracts for the last five years.
Orbit says that help to buy sits well with its long term goals to deliver a "complete, flexible housing journey".
Margaret Snook, existing head of Orbit’s current help to buy contract, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded contracts to continue to deliver help to buy.
"Demand for intermediate products has always been high and the help to buy scheme has seen our highest level of enquiry since becoming an agent. Our team look forward to helping people across the West and East Midlands into home ownership.”