Sustainable housebuilder Larkfleet Homes ( will be offering advice to homebuyers caught in a ‘chain’ of buyers and sellers during a special weekend on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.

Sales advisors will be available all weekend at Larkfleet Homes’ Leighfield Park development in Oakham to talk to buyers who are looking to purchase a property, but are struggling to sell their current home, about ways to break free of the property chain.

For example, Larkfleet could take a homeowner’s existing property in part-exchange for a new Larkfleet home. The company’s part exchange scheme not only means that purchasers avoid being part of a chain but also that there are no estate agents’ fees for selling their current property.

Karl Hick, Larkfleet’s managing director, commented: “I would urge anyone looking to purchase a property with a home still to sell to visit our Leighfield Park development in Oakham on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July and find out how our part exchange scheme or other buying options could work for them.”

There will also be a community BBQ for current residents at Leighfield Park on Saturday 20 July. Prospective buyers visiting the site are welcome to attend the event to experience the community feel of the development.

Leighfield Park is the first phase of Oakham Heights, Larkfleet’s major urban expansion of Oakham, located on land between the Oakham bypass and Barleythorpe Road. The development currently offers traditionally-styled three, four and five-bedroom properties with prices starting from just £184,995 for a three-bedroom home.

The development is aimed at families looking for a stylish, traditional home that allows them to enjoy rural life while still benefiting from good transport links to surrounding towns and cities.

All 143 properties at Leighfield Park will have solar PV (photovoltaic) panels fitted as standard so homebuyers can benefit from reduced energy bills and generate an income from selling their excess energy to the grid under the government’s Feed in Tariff scheme. The PV panels will produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days.

Larkfleet provides allotment gardens for residents at Leighfield Park to encourage a sustainable lifestyle and community and also has an electric car charging point on site for resident and public use.

The government’s Help to Buy scheme is available at Leighfield Park which allows homebuyers to potentially own 100 per cent of their new home with just a 75 per cent mortgage and 5 per cent deposit.

The Help to Buy scheme is different to other government schemes as it is not just available to first-time buyers. Current homeowners selling to buy a new home can also benefit from the scheme and there is no cap on household income in order to be eligible.

And if people want to really get a feel for the quality homes Larkfleet provides in Oakham, Leighfield Park offers homebuyers the opportunity to ‘try out’ a fully furnished Larkfleet property for a weekend – or perhaps even longer.

Larkfleet’s ‘try before you buy’ scheme is perfect for those homebuyers who wish to spend a little longer learning about the area and Larkfleet properties. Larkfleet has put together an informative guide on Oakham so that customers staying in the ‘try before you buy’ property at Leighfield Park can take full advantage of the local area.

Oakham is located only 11 miles from the historic town of Stamford, which was recently voted ‘the best place to live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times newspaper. Excellent public transport in the area means that residents in Oakham can easily enjoy Stamford’s mix of ancient and modern architecture, various cultural offerings, independent boutiques and fantastic restaurants and bars – as well as all that Oakham has to offer.

Larkfleet Homes is a member of the Larkfleet Group (

For details of the weekend event at Leighfield Park, call 01572 722 262.