Emma Heard, 28, and Bill Rollin, 27 (above), were on the lookout to buy their first home. They decided on one of our shared ownership homes in Hackney, north London.
“We wanted to buy a property in London but could not afford to buy on the open market; it was a way of getting on to the property ladder. Also we were fed up with spending money on renting when that money could be invested into our home.
“We looked at renting a one bedroom property on the private market and it worked out cheaper to own a percentage of a two bedroom property through Shared Ownership. It almost works out the same as what I was paying before, but at least we now own some of the property. Also the properties we were looking at were either brand new or relatively new which meant we didn’t have to spend lots of money on redecorating or building work.”
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