L&Q is a London-based charitable housing association founded in 1962. The company is considered one of the most successful independent social businesses in the United Kingdom. Focused on building projects throughout London and the South East, L&Q has over 95,000 homes that accommodate about 250,000 people.
The developer creates high-quality homes across the country that are available via Help to Buy, L&Q Shared Ownership, and outright sale in addition to providing homes for rent and resale. Moreover, the company is one of the largest landlords in the UK that offers units for private rent, intermediate market rent, and London Living Rent homes.
The company maintains a social purpose at its heart, believing that everybody deserves to have a safe and comfortable home. L&Q emerged out of a flourishing social consciousness around housing and homelessness in the 1960s. Committed to providing high-quality developments, the association ensures that at least half of its new projects will be affordable to people of average and lower incomes.
Driven by its social awareness, L&Q goes beyond housebuilding, aiming to improve the communities it works with. The association is involved in education and social programmes as well as support for people with a wide range of needs, such as seniors, people with learning difficulties and mental health needs.