‘I’ve got my own home for the same as I paid in rent. I love it’
station in December next year. He says: “I’d been renting with a friend in Stratford since 2015 and it was costing us £2,000 a month. But when I was on my own I figured out that shared ownership was the best chance I had to buy my own home.
“My friends and family live in east London so I wanted to stay in the area and Royal Albert Wharf really appealed to me. I was astonished at how peaceful the area was when I first arrived — it feels like a little village centred around the water.
“I registered my name and was able to buy a two-bedroom apartment overlooking the water, which I absolutely adore. My monthly outgoings are around the same as I was paying in rent but I get so much more for my money. And it’s all mine.”