Help to Buy sees Preeya move into dream home at Leicester housing development

Preeya Chauhan had originally intended her investment in a two-bedroom Mitchell at Westleigh Homes’ Wolsey Island development in Leicester as an opportunity to let out the property to potential renters. 

However, upon seeing the house, the 31-year-old HR Adviser for Leicester Hospitals fell in love with it so much that she decided to live there herself. 

“I’d researched new homes in Leicester online and Westleigh’s name kept appearing,” Preeya explains. 

“I went to see the Mitchell and I absolutely loved it, so I ditched my plans to rent it out and set myself on making a move to the development!” 

In order to secure her two-bedroom Mitchell home at the development, Preeya used the Help to Buy: Equity Loan, which enables both first-time buyers and those with a property to sell to make a move to a brand new home with an equity loan of up to 20% of the full price of the property from the Government with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The equity loan is interest free for the first five years. 

“Help to Buy was so handy for me and made things really straightforward”, Preeya adds. “The scheme was explained to me very clearly and took the stress out of the buying process. 

“The Sales Executives, Stephanie and Julie, were really helpful throughout and I always felt that I could approach them whenever I needed to. 

“Now, I’m really excited to make the house my own and enjoy all the freedom that comes with it.” 

Featuring a modern interior layout that’s ideal for both first-time buyers and couples alike, the gorgeous Mitchell boasts a light and airy living room, a kitchen/diner and a guest cloakroom, while the landing leads to two good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom. 

Preeya continues: “The Mitchell is just the perfect size for me, and I especially like the amount of room that’s available in the kitchen/diner, where I know I’ll have lots of fun cooking! 

“The living room also has a really homely feel to it and I can’t wait to have friends over.” 

Lisa Morris, New Homes Manager for Westleigh, said: “Congratulations to Preeya on her move to her brand new Mitchell home at Wolsey Island, where we have experienced a high level of interest from would-be buyers. 

“The development benefits from a stunning location nestled between the east bank of the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal and is ideally situated for easy access to the city centre. 

“What’s more, the availability of the Help to Buy scheme means making a move to Wolsey Island is even easier and more affordable than you might think! 

“However, if you hope to be in with a chance of making a move here you need to act fast as we don’t expect the new homes to remain on the market for long!” 

There is currently a fantastic range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available to reserve at Wolsey Island, with prices starting from £206,950. 

To find out how you could join Preeya at Wolsey Island, visit the Sales and Marketing Suite, which is open daily between 10am and 5pm, or call the Sales Executives on 0330 058 0911. Further information is available at