Shared Ownership in Chichester

Want to buy  a beautiful home in West Sussex? Aster's shared ownership developments in Chichester can help you to find the perfect home and get on the property ladder in the heart of the South East.

Winning a spot in the top three on The Sunday Times' list of Best Places to Live in the South East, Chichester stands out as a one-of-a-kind city with its unique charm. It's the only city in the county of West Sussex, has a relatively small population, and is packed full of historical charm, stunning conservation areas, and beautiful city architecture.

Not only does Chichester boast superb educational amenities, but it has also been declared a low-crime area and its railway links are second to none. For instance, Chichester is merely 90 minutes from London by train and 50 minutes away from Brighton; Portsmouth can be reached in just half an hour! This makes this city a prime spot for both families and young professionals alike who value desirable locations combined with convenience.

Find your perfect home

At Aster, we're proud to offer beautiful new shared ownership homes in Chichester. Our developments are perfect for those looking to make a great start on the property ladder and take advantage of all that this incredible city has to offer. Shared ownership deposits are low – usually, just 5% – and your monthly mortgage repayments combined with the rent payable on the unsold equity could be lower than privately renting.

Need a 1, 2, 3, or 4-bedroom property? Whether you're a first-time buyer or looking for more space, our friendly sales team are here to help you to find the perfect place to call home. Contact us to find out more about our shared ownership options available in Chichester – we'd be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have. 

Simply contact our friendly sales team today to take one step closer to living in a stunning new and affordable home.

Where is Chichester?

Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, England. It is the only city in West Sussex and stands on an area of chalk known as the Chichester plain, just off the English Channel coast. It has a population of about 55,000 people and its history dates back to Roman times.

Boasting direct train links to London, proximity to the A3 highway and an airport only minutes away, Chichester is a commuter's paradise. With its one-and-a-half hour car journey time from Chichester to London, it has all the makings of being both close enough to partake in city life when desired while providing that much-needed escape into rural serenity.

Besides these transportation benefits, this destination also provides plenty of attractions such as Chichester Cathedral, Goodwood Racecourse and West Dean Gardens for visitors looking for things to explore or new experiences.

Transport links for Chichester

The city of Chichester is served by the A27 and A3 providing fast links to other cities like Eastbourne and Southampton, as well as London and Brighton. With its own train station, it's easy to travel by rail from the city with direct services to London, Brighton and Portsmouth.

If you need to go somewhere further afield for work or pleasure, the nearby airports of Gatwick and Southampton provide quick and easy access to destinations worldwide. 

  • 32 miles to Southampton Airport
  • 46 miles to Gatwick Airport
  • 80 miles to London
  • 25 minutes to Portsmouth Harbour

Chichester bus station, which is adjacent to the railway station, provides services around Chichester, as well as connecting it to nearby towns such as Bognor Regis, Worthing, and Littlehampton. Longer routes are covered by the National Express and the Poole-Gatwick airport route passes through the city.

Chichester railway station is served by the West Coastway line and has regular services to popular towns and locations including Brighton, London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton. Direct services run to London in just over an hour, making the city a great option for commuters.

What to do in Chichester

Chichester is a great place to live, offering plenty of things for people of all ages to enjoy. From the stunning nearby beaches in West Wittering to the bustling town centre, there's so much to explore in Chichester and its surrounding villages.

Explorers can enjoy a stroll around the city’s ancient streets or take a boat trip from Chichester Harbour which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The city itself offers a great selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, and attractions, and is home to several great attractions such as Chichester Cathedral, Goodwood Racecourse, and West Dean Gardens. 

Outdoor lovers will be spoilt for choice in the area—take a walk on the beach at West Wittering or explore the South Downs National Park with its stunning views and rolling hills. For those who enjoy shopping, Chichester has plenty of unique, independent stores selling everything from clothes and homeware to local produce. Foodies are also spoilt for choice, with plenty of great pubs, restaurants, and cafes in the city serving up delicious food and drinks.

So if you're looking for an affordable way to get on the property ladder, the vibrant City of Chichester could be just the location for you.

Living in Chichester

Chichester offers an excellent option for prospective homeowners looking to buy a property without spending too much - its cost of living is significantly lower compared to other cities in the South East. Thus, you can make considerable savings on rent or mortgage payments when residing in Chichester!

Boasting an abundance of employment opportunities, the thriving local economy in this city and even nearby towns such as Bognor Regis, Worthing, and Littlehampton make it a desirable place for commuters with its convenient fast rail links to London, Brighton and Portsmouth.

Chichester provides plenty of activities for families, such as the Chichester Festival Theatre and numerous parks and open spaces that encourage children to discover nature. The nearby beaches also make ideal destinations during summertime, where people can relax by the sea or engage in exciting water sports activities.

If you are seeking an economical and lively city to call home, Chichester may be the ideal spot for you. With its excellent transportation network, dynamic local economy, and abundant entertainment options - it offers the perfect environment in which to establish roots and build a life!

Ready to make an Aster home your home?

At Aster, our mission is to help you discover a home that's perfect for you - not just any house. With our incredible shared ownership program, we can offer you the opportunity to find a stunning property in an ideal location that might otherwise have been inaccessible, due to the large deposits required for traditional home purchases.

Call the team on 01380 735 480 to discuss your needs today!


What is shared ownership?

What is shared ownership? It's a great way of buying your first home without the large amount usually required to secure a mortgage. The scheme allows you to purchase an initial stake in the property while paying rent on any remaining share. Not only that, but it also makes getting on the property ladder more affordable than ever before!

What is staircasing?

Staircasing allows you to gradually increase your ownership of your home, up to a maximum of 100% (depending on the terms of your lease), when it suits you. This gives you more power over the price and rent that comes with owning such an asset. By staircasing, homebuyers  can take their time in making these decisions rather than having one large amount at once.

Do I need a deposit when buying with shared ownership?

Absolutely, you must pay a deposit when investing in shared ownership. The amount will depend on the size of the share you choose and should not exceed 5-10% of your home's purchase price.

Who is eligible for shared ownership?

Shared ownership is a great choice for those who are not able to purchase their own property in full. This provides them with the chance to become homebuyers and enter the housing market. However, specific requirements must be met before taking advantage of this type of investment:

In order to be qualified for this program, you must fulfil the following criteria: permanent UK residency, an annual household income of no more than £80k (or in London—£90k), and a proven capability to make ongoing monthly payments. Additionally, it is required that you do not own any other property at present.

Can I make adaptations/alterations or home improvements to my shared ownership property?

Before making alterations to your shared ownership home, ensure that you check with your landlord first. Depending on the property, certain guidelines may be in force and must be adhered to. Generally speaking, any adjustments need permission from the freeholder. It is important to acknowledge that whatever changes are made will remain part of the house when it gets sold; therefore this needs careful consideration regarding finances.

Who are Aster?

We are a well-known housing association who supply a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis. We specialise in providing shared ownership homes for sale for those unable to get on to the property ladder.

We provide affordable rental and shared ownership homes throughout the UK, and pride ourselves on our commitment to providing outstanding service to all of our customers.

With shared ownership, you could buy your own property at a fraction of the cost and we aim to make buying your home an easy and stress-free process, with our experienced team offering comprehensive advice throughout.

Where can I learn more about shared ownership?

At Aster, we understand that buying a property can be a daunting experience, so our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions or queries you may have about shared ownership or the process involved in purchasing your own home.

Our website also has an FAQ page full of useful information to help you make an informed decision. Alternatively, you can contact us directly and one of our experienced team members will be more than happy to assist.

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