Shared Ownership is a type of affordable homeownership when a purchaser takes out a mortgage on a share of a property and pays rent to a landlord on the remaining share.
Please note: Eligibility criteria may vary per housing association and therefore you should always check the exact criteria with the developer or housing association responsible for the exploitation of the project.
Help to Buy is a government-backed scheme that aims to help first-time buyers onto the property market with an equity loan (also known as shared equity) of up to 40% of the value of a new build home.
There are certain price limits on homes you can purchase with an equity loan. The limit varies for each region in England.
|Region||Full property price limit|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||£228,100|
*Terms and conditions apply
We checked the information and the developer's representatives confirmed that units in this residential complex can be purchased by using a mortgage.
Enjoying the vibrant suburb of London, the Chain is located in Walthamstow, a lively town placed in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Presenting a perfect mix of the spirit of old London and the contemporary art scene, Walthamstow provides a unique atmosphere with its authentic shops and cosy cafes. Placed mere minutes away from High Street, the Chain benefits from Walthamstow Market, the longest outdoor street market in Europe, coupled with enormous shopping malls scattered around.
To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take a walk to St. James Park with its stunning greenery and serene footpaths or enjoy Lee Valley Park and Douglas Eyre Playing Fields with beautiful views of Walthamstow Reservoirs.
Just a stone’s throw away, the Overground stations St James Street and Walthamstow Queen's Road connect the neighbourhood to the City and beyond. Furthermore, Walthamstow Central station links it to the Victoria line.
The asymmetric high-rise buildings are stylishly designed to complement the surrounding area. The brick façades feature three different colour palettes, including dark grey, beige, and lighter off-white tones. The narrow columns of floor-to-ceiling windows streak the Chain in long straight lines, interspersed with glass balconies. The Chain displays a perfect blend of neutral tones and bold shapes.
The Chain boasts a fascinating collection of communal gardens, scattered around the buildings, that provide plenty of greenery to enjoy as a leafy reprieve from the buzzing streets.
In addition, the new residential complex comes with a secure communal bicycle store. To ensure top security, all apartments are equipped with a video door entry system, allowing residents to monitor their visitors.
The Chain offers a total of 518 homes, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Each unit comes with either a terrace or a balcony to provide some private outdoor space.
Designed with meticulous attention to detail, the contemporary kitchens feature elegant handleless cabinets, Silestone worktops, and fully-integrated appliances, including a multifunction oven, a touch-control induction hob, a dishwasher, and a fridge/freezer. The work surfaces are softly illuminated by under-cabinet LED lighting.
The bathrooms are equipped with strikingly white sanitaryware, comprising a semi-recessed basin, a wall-hung WC, and a steel bath, concealed by a glass screen.
L&Q is responsible for the construction of the Chain. The London-based property development company was established in 1962. With an array of properties spread across London and the South East, L&Q’s expertise lies in creating residential and mixed-use developments, tailored to the neighbourhoods they are part of. The company’s portfolio is diverse in both scale and character and includes projects such as Ridgeway Views, Churchfield Quarter, Greenwich Square, and Barking Riverside.
For more detailed information on the Chain or L&Q, please visit the official website of the developer.