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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The Refinery, 1-3 bed homes
Situated in the heart of a rejuvenated Royal Docks and minutes from Silvertown DLR, The Refinery presents a rare opportunity to live amongst one of the biggest and most exciting developments in London's history.
With a range of one to three bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership in Newham, The Refinery is not only perfectly placed and perfectly connected, it’s perfectly you.
In order to proceed with the shared ownership purchase, we would need you to complete a basic financial assessment.
To complete your Financial Assessment online with TMP Financial, click HERE (if there are fields in the financial assessment form you don't know the answer to, please add TBC in the field).
To be eligible for a home at The Refinery, you need to:
- Have a household income of under £90,000
- Be unable to purchase a suitable home to meet your housing needs on the open market.
- You do not already own a home or you will have sold your current home before you purchase.
Local area information
When it was born more than a century ago, Silvertown became an industrial place of invention; one that led the way in a wide variety of industries, including engineering, milling and sugar refining.
Today, Silvertown is reinventing itself, undergoing an incredible regeneration, and already emerging as a truly wonderful community in which to live, work and socialise.
It is rapidly becoming a cultural and creative hub. With The English National Ballet and the London Film School relocating their headquarters here. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants popping up aplenty to welcome, inspire and serve new residents.
Located between Lyle Park and Thames Barrier Park, the area also boasts one of the longest stretches of open green space along the Thames. So, all in all, life at Silvertown is balanced to perfection.
Situated between Canary Wharf and London City airport, The Refinery is perfect for anyone who wants to live in an interesting and historic dockland location, but with all that London has to offer within fast and easy reach.
The area’s unique riverside location combined with unprecedented investment and new transport links by rail, road and river, has resulted in effortless travel across the capital.
The Refinery is a conveniently short stroll from West Silvertown DLR Station. Trains run westbound to Bank, in just 18 minutes and to Liverpool Street Station within 23 minutes. While eastbound trains to Woolwich Arsenal put London City Airport just 4 minutes away – and the rest of the world on your doorstep.
Neighbouring Canning Town and Custom House is a historic East End neighbourhood which was built to support heavy industry developed outside the boundaries of the City of London in the mid 1800s, around the Royal (Victoria) Dock.
There are excellent transport links including the Jubilee Line and the DLR, and soon there will be more, with a Crossrail station at Custom House. International links are good too, with the new Stratford International Station close by.
There is also a £3.7 billion area rejuvenation project underway that will be changing the area for the better, physically, socially and economically.
The project will include:
- two larger, improved town centres;
- new or improved schools, health, leisure and other facilities for the community;
- creation of more jobs with training for local people;
- workspace for small local and emerging enterprises;
- new shops and office space;
- improved links and connections between the bus and rail stations and under the A1;
- better-quality streets and open spaces;
- investment in infrastructure (transport, roads and so on), services and facilities.