About Cookies

We use cookies on this website to give you the best possible experience. To find out more and to stop cookies please go to our cookie policy.

Buy to let info
My account/Register

Loading, please wait...

Why register?

It's easier to find your ideal home with an account – and you'll be the first to hear about new homes

Please enter a location, postcode, development name or school so we can show you the right results.

New homes by location

Please enter a location or postcode so we can show you the right results.

Moving to a smaller home

Downsizing from the family home frees you to live life in a different and a more manageable way… and with David Wilson Homes it doesn’t have to mean compromising on quality.

Why now's a good time to make your move...

Property values continue to rise 

The demand for property in the UK continues to outstrip supply. The average house in Britain will be worth £220,000 this year - up £9,000 on 2016.1 Whether you want to release equity, pay off your mortgage, reduce your bills, fund your retirement, change your lifestyle or buy another property, downsizing now could ensure you maximise the value that you release from your home.

 Take at look at our handy Home Buying Guide for help navigating the home-buying process.

View guide


No capital gains tax to pay

For most people downsizing from a larger, more expensive property to a smaller, less expensive one is exempt from capital gains tax if it is your main residence. That means all the equity that is released by downsizing your home is tax-free and can be used to do what you want with.

Downsizing as investment

If your main reason for downsizing is to plan for your retirement and to make an investment to help finance it, you may want to use the proceeds of the sale of your current home to buy two properties – one to live in and one to provide an income and to act as an investment. 

DWH home




DWH kitchen

We can help you get moving

Living room

Our Movemaker scheme lets you sell your existing home with no estate agent fees

To help you on your way, we could pay your estate agent fees when you buy new. The Movemaker application process is simple and straightforward. We’ll arrange for an independent surveyor and an estate agent to value your current home, and once a selling price is agreed we’ll instruct an estate agent to market your home and cover all their fees for you. 

Real peace of mind in your new home

At David Wilson Homes we understand that customers who are looking to downsize want to release equity and maintain a more affordable way of life.

DWH living room




Back to home buying guide

Maintaining a level of quality and finish that you deserve

A smaller home doesn’t mean lower quality. We offer an extensive choice of beautiful homes in great locations with amenities to match, so you can be sure to find one that suits you.

Depending on how early you reserve, with our Expressions range you can tailor your home to suit your own personal style and specification. You can choose everything from bathroom finishes and fittings, kitchen cupboards and appliances, flooring and wardrobes to tiles and lighting.

This means that you don’t have to compromise on quality when you downsize to a David Wilson home.

To find out more about how we can help you downsize, talk to one of our Sales Advisers. 

  • NB: David Wilson Homes does not offer financial or legal advice. We would recommend that customers take financial advice specific to their circumstances before taking any action. Images may include optional upgrades. Calls to 0844 numbers cost 7 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Calls to 03 numbers are charged at the same rate as dialling an 01 or 02 number. If your fixed line or mobile service has inclusive minutes to 01/02 numbers, then calls to 03 are counted as part of this inclusive call volume. Non-BT customers and mobile phone users should contact their service providers for information about the cost of calls.
  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/05/house-prices-rise-despite-brexit-fears/
  2. Although all such schemes are commonly referred to as ‘Show Home Sale and Leaseback’ they in fact involve a licence. Customers must sign a licence agreement with us. 

Please enter a location or postcode so we can show you the right results.
Back to top