First time buyers queue for MoD homes

The great British tradition of queuing up has come to north Norfolk again for the second time this year as people get in line to snap up former Ministry of Defence homes.

The great British tradition of queuing up has come to north Norfolk again for the second time this year as people get in line to snap up former Ministry of Defence homes.

Yesterday 11 people could be seen camping out at RAF Coltishall as they made sure they were first in the queue to buy one of the 44 houses put up for sale by property developers Annington.

The homes, a mix of two, three and four-bedroom terraced houses, go on sale on a first come, first served basis from next Friday for as little as £128, 950.

In April people camped out at the Annington Fields site so they could get their foot on the property ladder.

The first 20 of those homes were reserved for RAF families who used to serve at the now defunct base, which closed after its jaguar attack jets were phased out by air force chiefs.

Annington is helping some first time buyers purchase the houses by paying 5pc of their deposits, all stamp duties and putting money towards legal costs and survey fees.

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Anita Brown, Annington regional sales manager, said: "We do not encourage people to camp out in advance, but clearly these buyers do not want to miss out on these popular homes."

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