Shared Ownership in Erith


Properties for Sale in Erith

Nestled on the banks of the River Thames, Erith is an East London location close by to Dartford, north of Kent and on the cusp of Bexley and Thamesmead. Home to the long riverside stretch of promenade leading you alongside the River Thames on those wistful summer evening walks and the prominent Erith Pier for some dazzling views of the water, Erith may be on the Capital’s doorstep but it is a breath of fresh air from the bustling bubble of the city.

A friendly area and a close community

A move to London can often be a little isolating, but in Erith there is a completely different story. Erith is known for its close knit community, friendly atmosphere and general welcoming feel. The area is also home to plenty of schools with great credentials, its very own leisure centre that hosts numerous sports tournaments for adults and kids alike as well as the Lesney Farm to take little ones that aren’t quite big enough for school. With a small population and weekly community meetings, activities and organised events for the kids, Erith is a homely area perfect for families.

In Erith you won’t miss a thing

Erith provides you with rapid transport services to the centre of London in just over half an hour making the commute to and from the city a breeze. And with the Bluewater shopping Centre in Dartford well within reach, a spot of retail therapy won’t be hard to comeby. Just 20 minutes from Ebbsfleet, the international rail service here is a huge convenience with top hotspots in the UK and over the water, well within reach. If you’re the type to burn the midnight oil then you’ll be pleased to know Erith runs a night bus service to and from London to get you home to your cosy apartment without those expensive taxi fees.

Suburban East London with plenty of green

Erith is home to the Hiking Loop, one of the highest rated walking trails in the country and home to 150 miles of public footpaths. Amble through woodlands, parklands, fields and wildflowers whether you’re making a day of it or just winding down after work. Extending right around outer London, Erith’s section of the loop has to be one of the best with riverside pubs, cafes and restaurants to refuel you and really enjoy the fresh air by the water. Erith is largely speckled in parks, playing fields and marshland and lies just north of Kent and the spectacular landscape the region has to offer. A home at Erith is nothing short of endearing with the spot-on transport connections, warm welcome and dazzling riverside views.

Shared Ownership Homes at Egerton Place

A collection of 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, a stone’s throw from the local schools and a spot of luxury in the heart warming area of Erith, Egerton Place is a great spot to settle down. With links to the capital in under 40 minutes alongside river views and a plethora of cafes and bars on the waterfront, these apartments are excellently connected and located closeby to amenities. And with Dartford, Bexley and Woolwich just a short trip away, Egerton Place is perfectly located for families and commuters alike, whilst being ideal for first time buyers.

What is Shared Ownership?

Shared ownership is a government back initiative to help first-time buyers who are unable to buy a property outright. Otherwise known as part buy, part rent, shared ownership is one of the most affordable homeownership options, offering a great way to get on the property ladder. 

Buyers are offered the chance to purchase a share of a property, whilst paying subsidised rent to a housing association on the remaining shares. 

How the process works

Register your interest to be added to our mailing list and you will receive details of the currently available properties and forthcoming open dayhs. Assuming that you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to view and reserve a property. 

If you are allocated a home, you will need to arrange the finance for the property, usually with a mortgage, and appoint a solicitor to complete the purchase. We have a panel of recommended independent financial advisors and solicitors. 

Is shared ownership for me?

If you are unable to afford the full deposit or monthly repayments then this scheme is for you. There are a few stipulations though. Namely, you cannot currently own a property, you need to have a household income of more than £80k per annum. You should also be prepared for the costs involved with buying a home and for this we recommend you have around £4000. This is currently the best route that enables people to enter onto the property ladder. 

Homes and Communities Agency
Mayor Of London
Help To Buy
Shared Ownership Campaign