Innovative part-exchange property scheme at The Chocolate Works in York

PUBLISHED: 00:00 18 August 2016

The Chocolate Works

The Chocolate Works


David Wilson Homes’ latest development on the site of the old Terry’s factory in York opened to much excitement last year and is now causing positive ripples again with its popular part-exchange scheme.

The Chocolate WorksThe Chocolate Works

Buyers seeking a dream home can trade-in their old home for a new property at The Chocolate Works next to York Racecourse and close to the South Bank hotspot of Bishopthorpe Road, winner of Great British High Street of the Year.

David Wilson Homes will pay market value for the property and help homeowners avoid some of the usual costs associated with moving, including estate agent fees.

Buyer Richard Cole, a 29-year-old BIM systems manager, used the scheme to move up the housing ladder by purchasing a larger and higher quality home.

‘I’ve lived near the racecourse for a few years and was itching to buy a new property,’ he said. ‘The Chocolate Works opened and was exactly the sort of thing I was after and, after one viewing, I fell in love with the development. I wanted to upsize in floor space and quality and the property offered both.

‘I honestly think if I hadn’t used the part-exchange scheme, I wouldn’t be where I am today. All in all, from viewing to moving in, the process took less than a month. It was great as it allowed me to move quickly and conveniently to my dream home.

‘The David Wilson Homes’ team is also fantastic, helping me every step of the way and even recommending a solicitor to make the whole process smoother.

‘I’d definitely recommend using a part-exchange scheme if you’re looking to move up the property ladder. The time it takes to sell a home and purchase a new one can sometimes put people off moving, but this scheme can help make things quicker and easier. It certainly did for me.’

The Clementhorpe showhome is just one of the properties available through the scheme. This three-bedroom house has a first floor living room that opens out on to a terrace with views across York.

Paul Hogan, sales director at David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East, said: ‘The perception that selling your home is a hassle can put people off from moving to what could be their dream home. But it needn’t be an issue. Our part-exchange scheme makes it much simpler to sell your old property and move to a new one, and can be a quick, easy and convenient way to make a hassle-free move.’

The Chocolate Works offers a selection of three and four-bedroom homes. Prices range from £469,995 to £719,995. For more information, go to or call 01904 231933.

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