Affordable Home Ownership Schemes

Local MP draws attention to First-time buyers schemes

First-time buyers living or working in Wandsworth can benefit from various schemes to enable them to get on the housing ladder.

Jane Ellison, Battersea’s MP, said “We all know how difficult it is to get on the first rung of the housing ladder. The Government is trying to ease the way by offering financial help via its ‘First Steps’ scheme. FIRST Steps Buy is a shared ownership scheme which is part buy/part rent and FIRST Steps rent offers a scheme where people can benefit from a discounted rent.

"I am very pleased that Wandsworth Council will be holding an ‘Affordable Housing Open Day’ on 25 October at the Civic Suite, Wandsworth Town Hall between 2pm and 8pm where there will be opportunities to meet with the Home Ownership Team and local housing associations to find out about available affordable housing options.”


October 15, 2012