Innovative home building pilot scheme to help first time buyers launched

Enfield Council has approved the sale of seven sites in the first tranche so genuinely affordable homes can be built for local residents by non-profit developer Naked House

Enfield Council's Cabinet, agreed to sell the sites so 22 custom built properties could be built which will be available for purchase at approximately 70 per cent of the market value. The project is part funded by the Greater London Authority.

Naked House is a non-profit developer which builds well designed and constructed minimalist properties which are habitable and come with electricity, heating, and a basic bathroom.

Because they come with few finishes, fittings or partitions they are less expensive to buy than traditional properties and allow people to create their own home over time.

Enfield Council's Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: "This scheme is a good example of how Enfield Council is now proactive in trying to address major issues such as Housing"

"This innovative scheme makes it easier for residents to get on the housing ladder and purchase a decent home.

"The real beauty of this scheme is that the owners can fully customise their home both in terms of fixtures and fittings and layout and the format of the home can evolve to meet a family's changing needs.

"I supported this scheme because we desperately need more homes that are available and affordable for local people. This scheme will play a small but important role in providing suitable family housing in Enfield"

Simon Chouffot, Naked House co-founder, said "This is about putting people back at the centre of housebuilding, tapping into the DIY spirit of Londoners to help solve the housing crisis one home at a time.

"Homes will be genuinely affordable for local Enfield residents, and we hope this will be the first of many more schemes."

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