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


High Street, Croydon, Croydon, CR0 1FW

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Shared ownership

Starting prices

25% share from
£88,875
Full price
£355,500
Minimum deposit
£4,444
Monthly rent
£611
Monthly service charge
£176

Overview

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.


Plot availability

Plot number Apartments 2 & 3
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 2
Minimum share 25%
Minimum share price £88,875
Full market price £355,500
Monthly rent £611
Monthly service charge £176
Ownership Leasehold

Kitchen

  • Individually designed Commodore kitchens, with extra height storage cabinets
  • Handle-free smoke coloured doors
  • Bosch induction hob and oven
  • Integrated extractor hood, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Inset stainless steel sink and single lever Vado mixer tap
  • White composite Maia worktop with upstand
  • Ceramic tiled walls and splashback
  • Under cabinet LED lighting

Bathroom / En-Suite

  • Integral wall storage within panelled wall
  • Wall mounted Vado basin tap
  • Bespoke vanity unit with Laufen ceramic basin, or wall hung Laufen ceramic basin to suit layout
  • Back to wall Laufen ceramic WC with soft close seat
  • Walk in glass shower enclosures with wall mounted Vado shower head, hand shower and thermostatic controls
  • Built-in baths with integrated thermostatic bath filler, wall mounted overhead shower and thermostatic controls
  • Black finished electric towel radiators
  • Ceramic floor, and part wall, by Worlds End Tiles

Flooring

  • Wide planked engineered oak finished flooring to entrance, living and dining area
  • Soft, cut pile carpet by Clarendons in Vogue Velour Fifth with Cosi 10 underlay to all bedrooms
  • Large format, quality ceramic tiling to all bathrooms / en-suites

Walls & Internal Doors

  • Wood grain paint finished doors and matching architrave
  • Interior handles in black nickel finish with turn and release locks to bathrooms
  • Painted walls and gloss finished skirting in contemporary colours to all rooms

Heating & Ventilation

  • Individually zoned, thermostatically controlled, underfloor electric heating allowing separate time, day and temperature settings for each area of the apartment
  • Electric water heating supplying on demand hot water
  • Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system to all rooms providing constant fresh air

General

  • Stained wood finish, extra height front door with chrome ironmongery andsecurity locking
  • Video door entry system
  • Black nickel finish switch plates to principal switches and sockets in main living areas
  • Recessed LED light fittings to all rooms
  • Utility cupboard containing installed Indesit washer dryer
  • Hyperoptic and BT fibre connection sockets allowing individual choice of telephone and broadband supplier
Energy Efficiency Rating
Predicted
Very energy efficient - lower running costs
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
44
Not energy efficient - higher running costs
Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating
Predicted
Very environmental friendly - lower CO2 emissions
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
51
Not environmental friendly - higher CO2 emissions
Plot number Apartments 5, 6 & 7
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 2
Minimum share 25%
Minimum share price £89,438
Full market price £357,750
Monthly rent £615
Monthly service charge £178
Ownership Leasehold

Kitchen

  • Individually designed Commodore kitchens, with extra height storage cabinets
  • Handle-free smoke coloured doors
  • Bosch induction hob and oven
  • Integrated extractor hood, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Inset stainless steel sink and single lever Vado mixer tap
  • White composite Maia worktop with upstand
  • Ceramic tiled walls and splashback
  • Under cabinet LED lighting

Bathroom / En-Suite

  • Integral wall storage within panelled wall
  • Wall mounted Vado basin tap
  • Bespoke vanity unit with Laufen ceramic basin, or wall hung Laufen ceramic basin to suit layout
  • Back to wall Laufen ceramic WC with soft close seat
  • Walk in glass shower enclosures with wall mounted Vado shower head, hand shower and thermostatic controls
  • Built-in baths with integrated thermostatic bath filler, wall mounted overhead shower and thermostatic controls
  • Black finished electric towel radiators
  • Ceramic floor, and part wall, by Worlds End Tiles

Flooring

  • Wide planked engineered oak finished flooring to entrance, living and dining area
  • Soft, cut pile carpet by Clarendons in Vogue Velour Fifth with Cosi 10 underlay to all bedrooms
  • Large format, quality ceramic tiling to all bathrooms / en-suites

Walls & Internal Doors

  • Wood grain paint finished doors and matching architrave
  • Interior handles in black nickel finish with turn and release locks to bathrooms
  • Painted walls and gloss finished skirting in contemporary colours to all rooms

Heating & Ventilation

  • Individually zoned, thermostatically controlled, underfloor electric heating allowing separate time, day and temperature settings for each area of the apartment
  • Electric water heating supplying on demand hot water
  • Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system to all rooms providing constant fresh air

General

  • Stained wood finish, extra height front door with chrome ironmongery andsecurity locking
  • Video door entry system
  • Black nickel finish switch plates to principal switches and sockets in main living areas
  • Recessed LED light fittings to all rooms
  • Utility cupboard containing installed Indesit washer dryer
  • Hyperoptic and BT fibre connection sockets allowing individual choice of telephone and broadband supplier
Energy Efficiency Rating
Predicted
Very energy efficient - lower running costs
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
48
Not energy efficient - higher running costs
Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating
Predicted
Very environmental friendly - lower CO2 emissions
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
54
Not environmental friendly - higher CO2 emissions
Plot number Apartments 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 2
Minimum share 25%
Minimum share price £90,000
Full market price £360,000
Monthly rent £619
Monthly service charge £178
Ownership Leasehold

Kitchen

  • Individually designed Commodore kitchens, with extra height storage cabinets
  • Handle-free smoke coloured doors
  • Bosch induction hob and oven
  • Integrated extractor hood, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Inset stainless steel sink and single lever Vado mixer tap
  • White composite Maia worktop with upstand
  • Ceramic tiled walls and splashback
  • Under cabinet LED lighting

Bathroom / En-Suite

  • Integral wall storage within panelled wall
  • Wall mounted Vado basin tap
  • Bespoke vanity unit with Laufen ceramic basin, or wall hung Laufen ceramic basin to suit layout
  • Back to wall Laufen ceramic WC with soft close seat
  • Walk in glass shower enclosures with wall mounted Vado shower head, hand shower and thermostatic controls
  • Built-in baths with integrated thermostatic bath filler, wall mounted overhead shower and thermostatic controls
  • Black finished electric towel radiators
  • Ceramic floor, and part wall, by Worlds End Tiles

Flooring

  • Wide planked engineered oak finished flooring to entrance, living and dining area
  • Soft, cut pile carpet by Clarendons in Vogue Velour Fifth with Cosi 10 underlay to all bedrooms
  • Large format, quality ceramic tiling to all bathrooms / en-suites

Walls & Internal Doors

  • Wood grain paint finished doors and matching architrave
  • Interior handles in black nickel finish with turn and release locks to bathrooms
  • Painted walls and gloss finished skirting in contemporary colours to all rooms

Heating & Ventilation

  • Individually zoned, thermostatically controlled, underfloor electric heating allowing separate time, day and temperature settings for each area of the apartment
  • Electric water heating supplying on demand hot water
  • Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system to all rooms providing constant fresh air

General

  • Stained wood finish, extra height front door with chrome ironmongery andsecurity locking
  • Video door entry system
  • Black nickel finish switch plates to principal switches and sockets in main living areas
  • Recessed LED light fittings to all rooms
  • Utility cupboard containing installed Indesit washer dryer
  • Hyperoptic and BT fibre connection sockets allowing individual choice of telephone and broadband supplier
Energy Efficiency Rating
Predicted
Very energy efficient - lower running costs
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
42
Not energy efficient - higher running costs
Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating
Predicted
Very environmental friendly - lower CO2 emissions
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
49
Not environmental friendly - higher CO2 emissions
Plot number Apartments 28, 33, 34 & 35
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 2
Minimum share 25%
Minimum share price £90,563
Full market price £362,250
Monthly rent £623
Monthly service charge £178
Ownership Leasehold

Kitchen

  • Individually designed Commodore kitchens, with extra height storage cabinets
  • Handle-free smoke coloured doors
  • Bosch induction hob and oven
  • Integrated extractor hood, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Inset stainless steel sink and single lever Vado mixer tap
  • White composite Maia worktop with upstand
  • Ceramic tiled walls and splashback
  • Under cabinet LED lighting

Bathroom / En-Suite

  • Integral wall storage within panelled wall
  • Wall mounted Vado basin tap
  • Bespoke vanity unit with Laufen ceramic basin, or wall hung Laufen ceramic basin to suit layout
  • Back to wall Laufen ceramic WC with soft close seat
  • Walk in glass shower enclosures with wall mounted Vado shower head, hand shower and thermostatic controls
  • Built-in baths with integrated thermostatic bath filler, wall mounted overhead shower and thermostatic controls
  • Black finished electric towel radiators
  • Ceramic floor, and part wall, by Worlds End Tiles

Flooring

  • Wide planked engineered oak finished flooring to entrance, living and dining area
  • Soft, cut pile carpet by Clarendons in Vogue Velour Fifth with Cosi 10 underlay to all bedrooms
  • Large format, quality ceramic tiling to all bathrooms / en-suites

Walls & Internal Doors

  • Wood grain paint finished doors and matching architrave
  • Interior handles in black nickel finish with turn and release locks to bathrooms
  • Painted walls and gloss finished skirting in contemporary colours to all rooms

Heating & Ventilation

  • Individually zoned, thermostatically controlled, underfloor electric heating allowing separate time, day and temperature settings for each area of the apartment
  • Electric water heating supplying on demand hot water
  • Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system to all rooms providing constant fresh air

General

  • Stained wood finish, extra height front door with chrome ironmongery andsecurity locking
  • Video door entry system
  • Black nickel finish switch plates to principal switches and sockets in main living areas
  • Recessed LED light fittings to all rooms
  • Utility cupboard containing installed Indesit washer dryer
  • Hyperoptic and BT fibre connection sockets allowing individual choice of telephone and broadband supplier
Energy Efficiency Rating
Predicted
Very energy efficient - lower running costs
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
54
Not energy efficient - higher running costs
Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating
Predicted
Very environmental friendly - lower CO2 emissions
(92-100) A
(81-91) B
(69-80) C
(55-68) D
(39-54) E
(21-38) F
(1-20) G
58
Not environmental friendly - higher CO2 emissions

FAQ's

Min share price from: £88,875 for a 25% share
Full price from: £355,500
Minimum deposit from: £4,444
Monthly rent from: £611
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

There are 4 available ranging from £88,875 for a 25% share to £90,563 for a 25% share.

It’s the same as buying on the open-market but you’re buying a share of a property, so therefore pay a mortgage on the part you own.

An independent mortgage advisor can help suggest which type of mortgage might be best for you, based on your situation.

Leasehold, which is essentially the contract for the share you've bought.

It means you've got the right to keep your home for a certain number of years (usually at least 125), but the land belongs to someone else. Your lease also sets out how much you need to pay each month, your responsibilities while living there and all the details of your agreement with the housing association. Make sure you go through it and ask lots of questions.

Your solicitor can help you with this.

No, but it all depends on your lease (your contract with the housing association) so check it thoroughly and ask questions before you buy.

Housing Provider

Optivo
Shared ownership

Starting prices

25% share from
£88,875
Full price
£355,500
Minimum deposit
£4,444
Monthly rent
£611
Monthly service charge
£176