‘I’ve got my own home for the same as I paid in rent. I love it’

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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.”

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