A more affordable way to buy your first home with Shared Ownership
Get on to the property ladder in Wimbledon, Battersea, Ealing, Bromley-by-Bow or Surrey
Since its inception in 2013, Help to Buy has enabled thousands to take their first step on to the property ladder, but with the Help to Buy equity loan recently closing to new applicants, many first time buyers are finding that owning their first home feels further away than ever, particularly when combined with the current cost of living crisis.
Meeting the demand for a more affordable route onto the housing ladder, and designed to cater to every lifestyle, a range of Shared Ownership developments are available across the country, with many offering buyers private outdoor space, speedy transport links, and contemporary interiors.
Showcasing thousands of Shared Ownership properties across London and the Home Counties, Share to Buy’s bi-annual London Home Show exhibition returned to Westminster in October. An unparalleled event for those looking to find out more about alternative homeownership options, attendees were able to speak directly with financial and legal experts, plus sales teams from some of the sector’s leading housing providers.
To assist first time buyers, we have compiled a list of five of the top Shared Ownership developments that were on display at the London Home Show on October 8th and are currently available on our website.
The Switch, Merton
Part of an extensive regeneration programme, which includes a new purpose-built Wimbledon Football Club Stadium, The Switch by Catalyst is a luxurious collection of two and three bedroom apartments in a sought-after part of South West London. The contemporary open-plan homes come complete with private outdoor space and parking, both of which are a rarity in the London property market.
For a breath of fresh air on their doorstep, residents can also explore the landscaped communal gardens or take a short walk into Wimbledon Town Centre. Already over 80% sold, this popular development is located close to a variety of eateries, shops, and bars, as well Wandle Meadow Nature Park. With Tooting Broadway tube station a short walk away, residents are well-connected to the rest of the capital.
New Mansion Square, Wandsworth
Offering residents the chance to be part of the Battersea Power Station regeneration project, Peabody is marketing a carefully crafted selection of studio, one, and two bedroom homes in SW8. Complete with a contemporary high gloss kitchen and composite stone worktops, as well as integrated appliances to help purchasers move in with ease, homes at New Mansion Square are perfect for first time buyers.
As well as interiors perfect for modern living, homes come with a private balcony or terrace, a concierge service, and access to a private residents’ lounge. Located moments away from Battersea Park and the River Thames, there are plenty of opportunities for long strolls around the local area. Making transport around the capital easy, the Northern line is a five minute walk away, due to the new station at Battersea Power Station.
SO Resi Ealing, Ealing
SO Resi Ealing is a collection of one and two bedroom contemporary apartments, located in popular West Ealing. Designed with high quality in mind, the development comes complete with a roof terrace that offers 360 degree views of the local area. Home to open-plan apartments with private balconies, the development is perfect for first time buyers who are looking for more space in the capital. With energy efficiency in mind, the EPC rating of the homes is an impressive B, and purchasers will be given a three-year free Zip Car membership, helping to reduce their carbon footprint and save them money.
There are a wide range of amenities restaurants and shops nearby, as well as plenty of opportunities for relaxing weekend strolls in Alwyne Road Park and along the River Brent. Handy for commuters, the homes are located close to Ealing Broadway, and the Crossrail West Ealing Station is just a seven minute walk away.
Ascot House, Staines
Built by London Square, Ascot House is a brand-new collection of studios, one and two bedroom apartments in Surrey available from Latimer by Clarion Housing Group. All apartments are finished to an exceptional standard, with open plan living and under floor heating giving them a contemporary feel. Complete with Amtico flooring and tiled bathrooms, the homes are perfect for first time buyers looking for somewhere they can make their own, without the additional costs of having to renovate.
Each home also comes with private outdoor space, easy access to a landscaped garden for all residents, and a rooftop terrace that has far reaching views of the local reservoir. Already over 75% sold, this popular development is ideally located a short walk from an array of shops, restaurants, and Staines railway station.
Jolles House, Tower Hamlets
In the heart of East London, with easy access to Stratford, Canary Wharf, and the City, Poplar HARCA are offering £5,000 towards furniture on their last remaining two bedroom homes at Jolles House. Ready to move into now, the apartments are finished to an impeccable standard, coming complete with integrated appliances, plenty of storage space, and en-suite bathrooms in most layouts.
Residents will also benefit from a private balcony and easy access to communal gardens, perfect for the warmer months. With bike storage included, it has never been easier to increase the eco-credentials of the daily commute. For quick transport connections across the capital, both Bow Church DLR & Bromley-by-Bow Station are about a seven minute walk away.
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