Local people now able to rent or purchase affordable housing in new development

The LeysTags Adults , Business , Council , Residents

Local residents earning the London Living Wage will now be able to access housing either to rent at a discount or through a shared ownership scheme as another 158 properties become available on the Leys Estate in Dagenham.

 

The brand new complex offers stunning new homes and officially opened on Saturday 29 September with Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council and Councillor Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Social Housing and Regeneration among the first to view the new properties.

 

Following the success of Weavers Quarter and a number of other housing developments, The Leys now offers both affordable housing and shared ownership.

 

The Leys has 105 properties available at affordable rent, predominately 65% of the market rate.

 

For first time buyers including couples or young families, they also have the chance to buy a share of their property and pay rent on the remaining if they cannot afford the mortgage on 100 per cent of a home.

 

There will be 34 terraced houses available – all built to a contemporary design and powered in by eco-friendly solar panels.

 

Each development also boasts a high-quality interior specification and has its own private front and rear garden.

 

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The property is set to benefit from big changes in the future as there is a neighbourhood regeneration taking pace that will see new shops and a school being built and a range of communal activities taking place on their doorstep.

 

For anyone looking to live in a semi-rural neighbourhood this is the perfect destination as the Leys is surrounded by the Beam Valley Country Park and the Leys Park that has four football pitches and four mini soccer pitches.

 

Access could not be easier with two major town centres within short proximity. Dagenham Village is less than 20 minutes’ walk away, while Dagenham East underground station offers direct access of just nine minutes’ travelling time into Barking Town Centre.

 

Councillor Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing said: “We are determined to help our residents adapt to the tough housing climate by offering different choices and rental options at a price they can afford.

 

“Affordable housing is a big part of the Leys re-launch and we want our residents to have a choice other than private renting.”

 

Marcia Kirlew, Principal Regeneration Officer for Be First, said: “The hundreds of affordable homes for local people at the Leys Estate are just the first of thousands Be First will be delivering over the five years.”

 

To register interest for affordable homes please call 0208 227 6021 or email bdsla@lbbd.gov.uk

 

To register interest for Shared Ownership please contact Currells on 0207 704 5618 or email sharedownership@currell.com

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