London Home Show Guest Blog: Get Living with Shared Ownership
Wednesday 15th March 2017
Our latest guest blog comes from L&Q, sponsors of the London Home Show Spring 2017. The blog, by L&Q Regional Sales Director, Lucy Chitty, looks at L&Q's new Shared Ownership awareness campaign, PricedIn Living.
"It’s no secret that home ownership in the capital is growing out of reach for many, with more and more Londoners feeling increasingly priced out of the property market. According to a recent report from JLL, by 2025 it is expected that 60% of people living in London will be renting.
At L&Q we have just launched our latest Shared Ownership awareness campaign, PricedIn Living, which highlights the sense of stability getting onto the property ladder can bring.
Shared Ownership is an alternative route to home ownership which allows buyers to purchase a share in a property - usually between 25% and 75% – paying a mortgage on the part they own, and a subsidised rent on the part they don’t. It has a proven success rate across the country and is helping prospective buyers onto the property ladder quicker; National Housing Group data shows that on average, Shared Ownership buyers are up to eight years younger than other first time buyers, at just 25.
With home ownership comes stability and security, helping you to feel like you really live in London. We’re often asked if you can redecorate your Shared Ownership property. Absolutely! You can paint the walls, add a splash of colour, add all of those personal touches – you can truly make it your own, safe in the knowledge that this is your home.
At L&Q, we have a broad range of Shared Ownership homes across the capital. Launching this spring, Morris Court is the perfect development for commuters; moments from Colliers Wood Station and Tooting National Rail Station, residents will be connected to London Bridge and Bank in just 25 minutes. Ideal for growing families, the development has generous two and three bedroom homes with plenty of space for children. Looking north to Cockfosters, combining the best of town and country living, there are one and two bedroom Shared Ownership homes available at Bolingbroke Park. Residents can enjoy landscaped open space onsite, surrounded by mature trees, a lake and a ‘trim trail’. Set to be a buzzing new cultural quarter for South East London, L&Q are currently selling their next phase of Shared Ownership homes at landmark riverside development, Greenwich Peninsula from £95,000 for a 25% share of a one bedroom home.
For further information on how Shared Ownership can help you start living in London, visit www.lqpricedin.co.uk/living"
Share to buy offers a one-stop-shop for affordable housing.
You can search for shared ownership properties for sale on the part buy part rent scheme.
You can also search for shared ownership mortgages. Further reading: getting started; part buy part rent in London; shared ownership mortgage comparison site. Finally, you can find general information about shared ownership at www.sharetobuy.com/gettingstarted/partbuy-partrent
21st June 2017
Are you a shared owner, in London, and looking to make your next move? Then Southern Home Ownership may have the answer!
Since you first bought your shared ownership home, life may have changed. For some it’s the need more space due to a growing family or new partner moving in, or it could be a job relocation to a less central part of London, and for others it could quite simply be the want of a change of scenery. Homes in London are ever increasingly expensive and for many, shared ownership is still the only way you can afford a home in the City. Read on
16th June 2017
As this is our first blog in conjunction with our partners at Share to Buy I felt it only right to introduce ourselves and how we work. My name is Matt Johnson and along with Daniel Mills, one of the partners at our firm, we head up the teams in the Shared Ownership department here at AJLO.
19th March 2017
Saturday 18th March saw over 4,400 attendees to London’s No.1 event for first time buyers, the London Home Show Spring 2017.
With 47 exhibitors under one roof, the event offered attendees the opportunity to speak to the biggest names in the first time buyer sector, including housing providers, financial advisors, legal experts and more. Attendees could register their interest in the properties and services on offer from exhibitors, and thousands of leads were generated over the course of the day.
15th March 2017
This guest blog comes from Southern Home Ownership, sponsors of the London Home Show Spring 2017.
Southern Home Ownership is part of Southern Housing Group; one of southern England's largest housing associations, with a growing portfolio of over 26,000 homes across London and the South East. We’ve been helping buyers onto the property ladder for over 30 years, making home ownership a reality for more than 4000 households.