You can try doing this via shared ownership; this is a government backed initiative which helps people to get onto the property ladder, this means you buy a share of your property (up to 75%) and rent the rest. You may have to take out a small mortgage to pay for you share of the houses purchase price; these schemes are provided through housing associations. Before you decide you want to do this you may want to speak to your Independent mortgage Advisor, they can help you to work out if it would be cheaper to do this, rent privately or buy a home straight up; sometimes this can work out to cost the same as privately renting.
Marine Wharf is a company who offer a fantastic collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and homes in Surrey Quays. Residents of Marine Wharf will experience the finest luxury Docklands. In this area there are close connections to central London, as it’s a cheaper to live here and do this than to live in London, which is why shared ownership in the area is so popular because prices in London are incredibly high.
To be eligible to get one of the apartments you must live and/or work in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham or Southwark. Those who military serving personnel, people who live in one of the areas above and those who are former members of the British Armed Forces honourably discharged in the last two years will get priority with these homes; although, all applications are accepted and they will try to help you if they can.
Nearby are so many of excellent transport links, there is the train station and there is also the River Thames clipper bus which offers a great service to destinations such as Greenwich and London bridge. On train it takes 23 minutes to get to Central London, 20 minutes to Greenwich and 14 minutes to Surrey Quays shopping centre, also you can drive to different places like central London which only takes 20 minutes to get to in the car.
Nearby there is plenty of things for the family to be doing during the day such as an Odeon cinema, a gala bingo, a bowling alley, a selection of shopping centres and so much more. If none of this interests you as its close by you can go into London or somewhere close by for the day instead.
The homes being built by Marin Wharf are a selection of stunning apartment complexes to individual detached homes; each with its own stunning interior specifications. The area surrounding them has been improved, as they have added new attractions such as the Surrey Docks water sports centre and the Russia Dock woodland wildlife reserve.