Homeowner Stories

Read a collection of homeowner stories from Peabody New Homes and discover how we were able to support them onto the property ladder through the buying schemes like Shared Ownership and private sale.

Italian academic buys London home through Shared Ownership

Luca moved to London from Italy to work at a university. After a few years renting in London, Luca was able to purchase a 50% share of a bright two-bedroom, two-bathroom home through Shared Ownership at Arden, in Lewisham.

First-time buyers discovered Shared Ownership thanks to parent advice

Following the arrival of their first child Leo, new parents Maddie and Mason purchased a 30% share of a new build two-bedroom house at Peabody New Homes’ development Limebrook Walk, with a deposit of £10,000.

Shared Ownership enabled first-time buyers to get their feet (and paws) onto the property ladder

Garrett and Guido had previously lived in rented accommodation in Marston, North Oxford. Read how Shared Ownership enabled first-time buyers to get their feet (and paws) onto the property ladder in one of the UK's most expensive cities.

Couple buys dream home through Shared Ownership in Essex

For Mia and Josh, moving to Peabody New Homes’ Limebrook Walk development in Maldon felt like coming home. Thanks to an advert on Instagram the couple found their dream Shared Ownership home in a much-loved childhood location and now enjoy the good life in the peaceful Essex countryside.

First home at New Mansion Square for 26-year old

After experiencing the challenges of renting and navigating increasing rental costs since moving to London in 2021, Olivia purchased a share of a one-bedroom apartment at New Mansion Square.

Family buys their first home at Southmere in Thamesmead

After renting in Chingford for three years, Bobby and Farideh Naderi and their two daughters bought a brand-new two-bedroom home through Shared Ownership at Southmere.

Wimbledon local buys her first-home 10-minutes from family

Mehreen knew she wanted to move out of the family home and find her dream home close by. Discover how she purchased a 35% share of her Shared Ownership one-bedroom home with a private terrace.

Young family finds forever home through Shared Ownership

Steven and Rachel used Shared Ownership to buy a 50% share of their forever home near their families at The Lanes at Thorn Fields, Houghton Regis by Peabody New Homes.

25-year-old turned homeowner thanks to Shared Ownership

25-year-old Anastasia was able to purchase a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment at The Switch, Peabody New Homes' collection of Shared Ownership homes in south west London.

Josephine turns friends into neighbours at Motion

Josephine used Shared Ownership to get onto the property ladder in an ideal location, without compromise. Through Peabody New Homes, self-employed hairdresser Josephine bought her first home at Motion, E10.

Shared Ownership powers move to Battersea home for first-time buyer

With her heart set on Battersea, Ekta Dedhia used Shared Ownership to buy a 25% share of a two-bedroom apartment for £200,000 at Peabody New Homes’ development, New Mansion Square

Zone at Oval Village steals the show for first time buyer

First time buyer Tabby, didn’t think home ownership in London would be an option until they purchased a 25% share of an apartment in Oval, Central London.

Mary achieves her homeowner dreams through Shared Ownership

Mary found her dream home at The Reach in Thamesmead through Shared Ownership with the support of Peabody New Homes. Three years later, she is incredibly grateful for her independence and aims to 70% of her property in the next year.

Oval enthusiast buys first home with Shared Ownership

After seeing an Instagram ad for Zone, Peabody New Homes' development in Oval, Ben fell in love. His dream of homeownership came true earlier than he planned thanks to Shared Ownership.

Oxford born and bred professional buys locally thanks to Shared Ownership

Dannielle has spent all her life in Oxford and didn't see herself becoming a homeowner anywhere else. Her journey to buying her first place was made that much smoother by Shared Ownership.

Cats, Crossrail and Co-working space drew this buyer to Southmere

As a Building Control Surveyor, Natalie knows something about property. So when it came to looking for a new home for herself, her partner and their two cats, arriving at a building site certainly didn’t faze her.

Shared Ownership provides fresh start in Bermondsey

After discovering Shared Ownership at the London Home Show, Harvey realised it was a viable option to buy in central London and is given a second chance at life.

First time buyers realised it would be cheaper to buy together than rent individually

Colleagues opted to relocate and co-habit together in SW London when they realised it would be cheaper to buy together than rent individually.

First time buyer finds the perfect place to call home in buzzing south London hotspot

First time buyer finds the perfect place to call home in buzzing south London hotspot. Zone at Oval Village offers single first-time buyers the ideal place to enjoy life in the capital.

First time buyers use Shared Ownership to find their first home together

Shared ownership enables first time buyers to finally co-habit as a couple. From parental home to first home with a partner, shared ownership unlocks the door for a young couple buying in Wandsworth.

A Need for Speed: from renting in Kent to a quick commute on the Elizabeth Line from Southmere

Conrad was renting in Kent for six years, but tired of his commute into central London for work, he began looking to purchase a home closer to the capital.

Design was key for architect’s first home in South East London

An architect with a keen eye for design, Dartford local Chris was eager to get onto the property ladder close to his family home in South East London, after living with his parents for three years to save up for his deposit.

First time buyers new kitchen inspires Great British Bake Off entry

First time buyers Will and Chris, opt for a change of scenery by purchasing a stunning home at new build development The Scene using Help to Buy.

Help To Buy helps couple start family life with new Puppy in Deptford

Discover how first time buyers Ivan and Mikolaj, purchased a two-bedroom duplex home at Peabody New Homes and Sherrygreen Homes’ Deptford development, The Scene with Help to Buy.

Shared Ownership provides luxury living at Lazenby Square

Discover how previous renters John and Alan got their desired outdoor space at Lazenby Square, in Bermondsey; where they purchased a stunning one-bedroom apartment with a private outdoor winter garden, through Shared Ownership with Peabody New Homes.

Shared Ownership at Limebrook Walk keeps first time buyer close to home

Find out how Amy found her dream first home at Limebrook Walk with Peabody New Homes. Amy found everything she was searching for and more at the Maldon development and most importantly, she was able to stay in the area she had grown up in.

Size really does matter when buying her first home

Discover how Rani found her dream first home at Wharf Road in Islington. Finding a home with enough space in an ideal location isn't easy, but when Rani viewed Wharf Road, she knew this was the one.