With reports revealing that the average UK homeowner spends around £10,000 installing a new kitchen and appliances into their home and thousands of pounds fitting new flooring*, the extra costs associated with buying a new home can seem daunting.

At L&Q, once ready for occupation, all homes are designed with no hidden charges, including essential fixtures and fittings such as brand-new integrated kitchen appliances, contemporary white goods, and high-quality flooring throughout, together with a new home warranty. Offering an additional helping hand to first time buyers hoping to step onto the property ladder this summer, L&Q is offering a contribution of up to £6,000 towards buying costs for customers who reserve before the end of July.**

Available exclusively for a selection of L&Q’s Shared Ownership homes, many of which are ready to move in now, this package and cost contribution is designed to make it even easier for first-time buyers to get on to the property ladder. Shared Ownership already removes some of the financial barriers to home ownership, with the part-buy, part-rent scheme enabling buyers to get on to the property ladder with a smaller deposit and mortgage than buying on the open market.

As one of the UK’s largest housing associations, L&Q offers a breadth of Shared Ownership developments in every corner of the capital and beyond, from L&Q at Brunel Street Works in Canning Town to L&Q at Hayes Village Quarter in Hounslow and L&Q at Huntley Wharf in Reading.


Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q, comments: “As the cost of living continues to increase, we’re pleased to be able to support first time buyers on their property journeys, through both our affordable Shared Ownership offerings across the country, and our exclusive buying cost contribution which is available to customers who reserve in July. We have such a variety of high-quality homes that are ready to move into now, all with fully inclusive fittings, appliances, and extras, and it’s great to see how pleasantly surprised our customers are when they learn that these inclusions come at no extra cost. For many, buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions they will make, and so we support our residents every step of the way. This is in line with our belief that everyone deserves a home they can afford.”

Throughout the month of July, potential buyers can get in touch with the L&Q sales team to find out more about the inclusive fittings and appliances, and the buying cost contribution available. The L&Q sales team will be on hand to help buyers learn all about the housing association’s range of developments and the different routes to home ownership, assisting customers in taking their first steps towards getting on the ladder with L&Q. Buyers that reserve their home before Sunday 31st July will be eligible for the offer, which is available at select L&Q developments.**

For more information, visit: https://lqhomes.com/offers/


Prices start from £57,500 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment at L&Q at Hayes Village.



*Which, 2021

**T&Cs Apply: Eligible sites: L&Q at Kidbrooke Village, L&Q at Queen’s Quarter, New Union Wharf, St Augustin Court, The Chain, Barking Riverside, L&Q at New Market Place, L&Q at Blackhorse View, L&Q at Silk District, L&Q at Brunel Street Works, L&Q at Beam Park, L&Q at Clarendon, L&Q at Regency Heights, L&Q at High Street Quarter, L&Q at Hayes Village, L&Q at Huntley Wharf, L&Q at Ridgeway Views.