Introduction

Bridport Cohousing is looking for people who would be interested in buying or renting a leasehold house or flat in our proposed development of 34 homes and who have difficulty in providing for their housing needs locally.

As part of our planning application we have been asked by West Dorset District Council for further information and would be grateful if you would answer the questions in this survey. This information you give would be shared with the Council’s Rural Housing Enabler. It will be held confidentially and used only for the purpose of clarifying demand and eligibility for affordable housing, and for verifying that there are sufficient households who would like to:

live in a cohousing neighbourhood and can afford to buy a home, with or without a mortgage, either:

• at 80% of the current market , but cannot afford to buy a home at 100%; or
•buy 40% of a shared ownership home from the Housing Association and rent the remainder, but cannot afford to buy a home at 100%, or
•rent a home from the Housing Association at 80% of the current market rates;
•and who are, or are not, on the housing register.


The approximate cost of Bridport Cohousing properties, at 80% of market price:
1 bed flat: £100,000; 2 bed house: £132,000; 3 bed house: £173,000; 4 bed house: £205,000

The approximate rent on properties, at 80% of market price:
1 bed flat: £92 per week, £400 per calendar month, £4800 per year.
2 bed house: £120 per week, £520 per calendar month, £6240 per year.
3 bed house: £138 per week, £600 per calendar month, £7200 per year.

Service charges cover shared facilities and are based on the floor area of homes; these are approximately, per month:
1 bed home: £20; 2 bed home: £31; 3 bed home: £44; 4 bed home: £55.

Ground rent: £200 per house per year.


If you are interested and are willing to help us, please answer the following questions.

Please reply by 23rd March 2015

* 1. Section 1. (please note: emails and phone number are for Bridport cohousing use only and will not be shared)

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