Marine Wharf allow you to do this as they own a selection of apartments and homes available through shared ownership, these homes are located in Surrey Quays and aren’t far from London but have a more relaxing, peaceful surrounding than central London does. Surrey Quays is a perfect example of Docklands regeneration, with close connections to Central London. Shared ownership is a government scheme which is provided through housing associations; this scheme is used to help people to get onto the property ladder. You can buy a share of a home and then pay rent on the remaining share of the home; shared ownership properties are always leasehold.
Marine Wharf is an amazing company who provide these homes. They are proud to offer a stunning collection of one, two and three bedroom detached houses and apartments; with gorgeous interior specifications. The homes already include a towel radiator in the bathroom, Nobilia gloss white kitchen units with black laminate worktops and much more beautiful stuff. Residents of Marine Wharf will get to experience the luxury Docklands and the amazing interior specifications of their homes. Due to being in line with government priorities, people who live in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark have priorities, and also council tenants/housing association get a higher priority. However, they do welcome all applications and try to help you if they can.
Nearby these amazing homes there is plenty of things for the whole family to do such as go shopping or out for a meal with your family. Plus there is the fantastic Surrey Quays Leisure centre which consists of an Odeon cinema, a Hollywood Bowl Bowling alley, a gala bingo as well as many fantastic restaurants and other shops. There’s also a water sports centre and a wildlife reserve.
There are a range of transport links, for example there’s Surrey Quays train station which is only a 12 minute walk away. There’s the Thames Clippers River bus, which offers a great service to destinations including Canary Wharf, Greenwich and London Bridge. Also you can travel by car if you’d rather drive in peace, listening to music. In the car, Marine Wharf is only 20 minutes from Central London and 17 minutes from Lewisham Shopping Centre. However, by train Marine Wharf is 27 minutes from Central London and 14 minutes from Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. There are also many other places that you can go by train which I haven’t mentioned above; however all the other places are roughly a 50 minute journey away.
The monthly mortgage and rent can actually work out cheaper than buying a property straight away. Shared ownership can work out at a similar price to privately renting. An independent mortgage advisor can help you figure out what would be financially beneficial for you. If once some time has passed you decide you would like to own 100% of a property then you can buy a larger share, this is called stair casing. You can either staircase straight into owning a complete property or do it in three separate stages.