UK’s oldest first-time buyer finally has his own bungalow – aged 86

By Jill Dando News

A pensioner who wanted his own home to ‘spend his last days in’ has become the UK’s oldest first-time buyer.

Simon Jones is in party mode after collecting the keys to his £147,000 bungalow in Flintshire, North Wales.

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He said: ‘I’m so excited to finally have a place of my own, I want to spend the remaining years I have in my own home.

‘It’s been a long time coming but it’s certainly worth the wait.’

His niece Lynne Palin said: ‘At Marleyfield, Simon was known as being a real character and a bit of a lady’s man – so no doubt he’ll be missed there.

‘The home’s cat, Mikey, even slept on his bed every night.

‘But Simon’s always maintained that he wants to spend the last years of his life in his own place, and he’s absolutely delighted to have the keys to his new bungalow.’

His new bungalow has been fitted with solar panels and Lynne has teased him about how he ‘thought that meant he would get free electricity’.

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