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London’s biggest event for first-time buyers returns to the capital

The London Home Show is returning to the capital for the sixth year running on Saturday 23 March.

The event is one of London’s largest events for first-time buyers, offering them an opportunity to explore the home ownership options available and meet housing providers face-to-face.

Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, the free exhibition will showcase the best affordable homes – including Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties – available across London and the Home Counties.

Hosted by Share to Buy, an online portal for shared ownership properties, the bi-annual event is held each March and September and has welcomed over 45,000 visitors since its launch in 2013.

“Buying your first home, whether on the open market or through an alternative home ownership scheme, can feel very confusing,” Nick Lieb, head of operations for Share to Buy, commented.

“While there are useful resources online, we know that nothing quite beats meeting and talking to industry experts who can guide you through the process.”

He added: “Designed to help first-time buyers navigate the seemingly complex world of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy, the London Home Show allows hopeful buyers to easily compare all of the available options – deciding which scheme and provider is right for them.”

“In 2018, over 8,000 first-time buyers attended the two London Home Shows, and we are expecting another buzzing show this month.”

Partnering with London’s housing providers, sponsors of the event include: The L&Q Group, Clarion Housing, Notting Hill Genesis, Southern Home Ownership, So Resi, Peabody, Red Loft, Crest Nicholson and Countryside Properties, as well as new exhibitors including JLL, Redrow and Origin Housing.

All 53 exhibitors will have their own stand, making it easy for budding buyers to speak to sales teams and get their questions answered.

There will also be live Q&A sessions throughout the day, where Lynda Clark, editor of First Time Buyer Magazine, and other industry experts will answer questions from the audience – covering everything from perfecting your credit score to understanding eligibility criteria.

Independent mortgage advisers and conveyancing solicitors will also be on hand to offer financial and legal advice to anyone looking to buy their first home.

The event will run from 11am to 5pm. To register for a free ticket, visit the Share to Buy website.

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