Open day offers tips on how to own your own home

Published: Tuesday 4th October 16

Get information and advice on how you can own your first home at the Affordable Housing Open Day later this month.

Open the Door 2016 is organised by the council's Home Ownership Team and is aimed at first time buyers who live and work in Wandsworth and earn up to a maximum household income of £90,000, plus Wandsworth council tenants.

It offers advice, support and financial assistance, as well as information on the various schemes that could help you get onto the housing ladder and it is completely free to attend.

You will be able to meet with the council’s Home Ownership Team which manages a list of eligible buyers who live or work in Wandsworth. Many of the new affordable homes being built in Wandsworth can be purchased on shared ownership terms by local buyers who live or work in the borough but who must be registered on the Home Ownership Team’s list. Council tenants can also find out about other schemes specifically aimed at them, such as:

  • Right to Buy
  • House Purchase Grant
  • Housing moves to smaller or sheltered accommodation.

Local housing providers; Independent financial and legal advisors will also be there to give personal advice on mortgages and the buying process.

Wandsworth's Housing Lettings team will also be available to answer enquiries from council tenants who wish to transfer into another more suitable property.

Wandsworth's housing spokesman, Cllr Paul Ellis, said: “Ensuring our residents have access to affordable housing is a council priority. Last year 501 new affordable homes were built, of which 334 were shared ownership, and 96 per cent of those shared ownership homes went to Wandsworth residents.

“Open the Door is a one-stop shop to help people find out about schemes such as shared ownership, and get the support and advice they need to get on the housing ladder.”

When: October 26,  2pm – 8pm

Where: Wandsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PU

Cost: Free

For more information about the event or to learn more about home buying opportunities in Wandsworth visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/homeownership, email housesales@wandsworth.gov.uk or call the Home Ownership Team on (020) 8871 6016.

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im deaf and I would like to know about it thank you
lisa constable

18 October 2016

Hi I would like to find out about buying opportunities in Wandsworth. Thank you
Agnieszka Borowska-Jocz

11 October 2016

I would like to about council tenants right to buy ? Who do I know about the price of council house ? Apart from mortgage is there any easy way to buying council house ?
Maiwand

7 October 2016