Legal & General Affordable Homes: Start 2024 with your own front door
Shared Ownership available in Hammersmith & Fulham, Newham, Brentwood and Medway
The joy of getting on the property ladder is more than having your own place to call home – it represents a sense of freedom, privacy and stability.
As soon as you enter your home, or flat or even room in a flat share, we’ve all felt the relief that comes with shutting your door to the world and leaving the stress of the day behind you. Your own home is where your personality finds expression, your soul finds calm and your mind rejuvenates to take on another day. And we all deserve to find our very own little abode!
For many, owning your own front door can feel like a financial stretch too far. But Shared Ownership brings that dream within reach.
With brand new, modern homes across the country, Legal & General Affordable Homes can help you get on the property ladder and make the dream of owning your very own front door a reality.
Shared Ownership is a government-backed scheme where you buy a share of a home’s full value and pay a subsidised rent on the remainder. The deposit required is typically much smaller because it is calculated against the percentage of the share you purchase. Through a process called staircasing you can incrementally increase your share of the property to 100% over time should you wish to.
Depending on where you choose to buy, with Legal & Affordable Homes, you can start with a minimum share of 25% or upwards at options across England. You can have the lush countryside at your door step or the buzz of the capital – but that feeling of walking through your own front door, entering your own space and leaving the world outside will be the same, and always hard to beat.
Here are our top picks in London and outside:
Acer Apartments, White City, London W12 7RQ
The studio and one bedroom homes at Acer Apartments, White City will keep you in the heart of the action without breaking the bank. Located amidst the best shopping, entertainment, restaurants, farmers markets and shops, Acer Apartments is hard to beat in terms of location and its offer of the best of city living. Its central location means you can take your pick of which means of transport to use – the tube, rail, cycle or walking.
Prices start at £126,250 for a 25% minimum share.
East River Wharf, Newham, E16 2AX
Newly launched East River Wharf offers ultra-modern one, two and three bedroom apartments in a brand-new community in East London. Residents will benefit from a wide range of amenities including a spa, fitness studio, residents’ gym, 24-hour concierge and on-site security. Each home has a private balcony and plenty of space to work from home. Local transport links will whisk you to London City Airport in a mere four minutes, Canary Wharf in 16 minutes, Stratford in 17 minutes and Bank in 19 minutes.
If you’d rather take your time, the C3 cycleway will take you all the way to Westminster while the Quietway Q14 is just across the river – and secure cycle storage is part of the offer at East River Wharf.
Prices start at £96,875 for a 25% minimum share.
Warley Drive, Essex, CM13 3GW
Featuring a stunning collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments in Brentwood, you could get on the property ladder in one of the best commuter towns in Essex. Every home has a private garden or balcony and the homes are situated among open green spaces. There are plenty of local amenities on hand like leisure facilities, schools, cafes, shopping, restaurants and of course the beautiful Essex countryside too. Warley Drive has easy access to the A12 and M25 by car as well as the Elizabeth line which takes you to Liverpool Street station in less than 40 minutes.
Prices start at £70,000 for a 25% minimum share.
Cavalier Court, Kent, ME4 4SW
Situated in the heart of Medway, Cavalier Court overlooks the 400 year old Chatham dockyard and new residents can walk the same streets and enjoy the same views that Charles Dickens did as a child and later as a global superstar. Local art galleries, theatres, gaming festivals and monthly dance meetups are all part of Medway’s vibrant cultural scene that caters to a host of different tastes and age groups. The Kent Downs and the Great Lines Heritage Park are both easily accessible from your home at Cavalier Court and the latter boasts spectacular views of The Medway.
Chatham railway station is a 10 minute drive away and provides direct links to London Victoria, St Pancras International, and Stratford International, all in under an hour.
Prices start at £54,000 for a minimum 25% share.
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