Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.
Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.
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Leon House, Croydon, 2 bed homes
Looking for a luxurious pad to call your own? Here's your opportunity for homeownership in Croydon.
Amidst the growing architectural boom of the metropolis, Leon House isone of the finest surviving models of mid-20th century modernist architecture. This impressive and historic building has been sensitively renovated by a boutique interior design practice.
Choose from our final selection of 16 spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, set across the first to fourth floors. Each apartment is finished to exceptionally high standards, with materials such as engineered oak and specialist ceramics, crafted to complement the modernist architecture. The striking floor to ceiling windows maximise natural light, and offer near-panoramic views.
Residents benefit from on-site amenities, including concierge services, furnished sky-garden, a private hire suite, communal cycle store and complimentary Wi-Fi within the lobby and co-working areas.
Check out our designer apartments at Leon House in Croydon, available through Shared Ownership.
Local area information
Leon House should be at the top of your house hunting list if you commute regularly. It’s just a 15 minute walk to the proposed Westfield Shopping Centre in the heart of Croydon and a further 500 metres to East Croydon train station. A recent analysis from national estate agent Jackson-Stops exploring London commuter hotspots has ranked Croydon as one of the best places to live for those who travel to and from work on the daily.
Leon House is certainly in an area renowned for its variety of culture, vast number of parks and green spaces and unrivalled community spirit - Croydon is undoubtedly a London Borough that has far more to offer than it is given credit for. If you're looking for the perfect balance between rolling hills and the urban playground, this is the ideal home location for you.
From East Croydon train station, commuters can travel directly to London Victoria and London Bridge in 16 and 17 minutes respectively. You can also nip to Brighton, Eastbourne or Portsmouth from East Croydon station, and with a travel card being the cheapest option at £2,492, you can look after your pocket on the move.
If you're looking for somewhere with plenty of space, decorated with open parks and lush outdoor areas that helps you to escape the bustling buzz of the capital, this is the London Borough for you.