London Home Show Sponsors: Meet L&Q
Shared Ownership and London Living Rent homes
Start Your Property Journey with L&Q
With nearly 60 years of experience in the property market, L&Q is the capital’s largest social landlord and provider of affordable homes.
Offering a wealth of opportunities for aspiring homeowners and renters to actualise their property dreams in the capital and beyond, L&Q’s homes are available through outright sale as well as Shared Ownership, London Living Rent, Intermediate Market Rent and Private Rent.
L&Q’s Shared Ownership Developments
For those who are ready to take their first steps onto the property ladder, L&Q has a wide range of Shared Ownership homes across the capital and out of London.
Through the government-backed scheme, buyers can purchase a percentage of a property whilst paying rent on the unowned portion. Buyers usually require a much lower deposit, which is calculated on the share value bought, rather than the full market price of the home, which can make buying a home much more achievable.
In East London, L&Q at Brunel Street Works is a bold new gateway for Canning Town, where 167 contemporary Shared Ownership homes are being delivered in one of London’s fastest growing regeneration zones. Alongside the new homes, public spaces, restaurants, cafés, shops and creative workspaces are also arriving, all within a short walk of the Royal Docks.
L&Q’s stylish apartments at Brunel Street Works exude comfort, with everything buyers need to move straight in – including integrated kitchen appliances. Ideal for commuters, the development is situated next door to Canning Town Station which offers a five-minute commute to Canary Wharf, whilst the city, London Bridge and Westminster can all be reached in 15-minutes or less via the Jubilee line.
Prices start from £103,750 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (full market value: £415,000).
Outside the capital, L&Q at Huntley Wharf is a collection of riverside one and two bedroom Shared Ownership apartments and duplex apartments in the prospering town of Reading. A new urban hub, Huntley Wharf will soon feature a central riverside square with proposed local amenities such as a café, restaurant, a local store, gym, nursery and landscaped open spaces along the river.
The development is located a 10-minute walk to Reading Station with rail services to London Paddington taking less than 25-minutes. The apartments provide desirable specification and contemporary finishes, making them perfectly designed for modern-day living.
Prices start from £71,875 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (full market value: £287,500).
Introducing London Living Rent
Navigating London’s property market can be a difficult task, and saving for a deposit is still the number one barrier first time buyers face when looking to purchase a home of their own – but there is help available!
Funded by the Mayor of London, London Living Rent is a government backed scheme which enables tenants to rent a home at a discounted rate – sometimes even up to 50% less than a similar property on the open market. This helps renters to save additional money each month, which can go towards buying a home – which could be the home you are already living in! Plus, all properties on the London Living Rent scheme guarantee tenants of an assured shorthold tenancy of a minimum of three years and a maximum of ten – offering security in what can often be a fast-moving market.
Living in London’s 2023 Borough of Culture
Located in the beating heart of Croydon, L&Q is marketing a collection of one and two bedroom London Living Rent homes at L&Q at Queen’s Quarter, alongside an array of one to three bedroom Shared Ownership apartments.
Internally, each apartment has been designed to a fully inclusive specification with integrated appliances, as well as sought-after outdoor space in the form of a private balcony.
A green oasis in the city, L&Q’s homes are located next to Queen’s Gardens, a popular local park which features manicured lawns, leafy mature trees, bright flower beds and new play areas. Residents will also be just moments from East Croydon Station, which enjoys a regular service into London Victoria and London Bridge as well as connecting to The London Overground which travels through New Cross, and up into East London.
London Living Rent prices start from just over £1,119 per month for a one bedroom home. Shared Ownership prices start from £85,000 for a 25% share of a one bedroom home (full market value: £340,000).
For more information on London Living Rent with L&Q, please visit: London Living Rent | L&Q Homes (lqhomes.com) – or come and speak to us at the London Home Show. L&Q also offer homes for private rental, market sale and Shared Ownership, with resale properties also available in the capital.
Attend the London Home Show
Tickets for the London Home Show are free, but visitors must register in advance to attend. For more information, or to reserve your place at the capital’s no.1 first time buyer event, please visit the Eventbrite page.
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