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Direction Law

Direction Law is one of the most established and largest specialist affordable housing solicitors in the country, operating nationwide from offices in London, South East, South West and the Midlands.

We have large specialist teams, dealing with all aspects of affordable housing, shared ownership and newbuild properties and last year acted for over 3,000 new build buyers across the country. 

For further information visit directionlaw.co.uk or for an instant quotation call 0800 158 82 81

RSC New Homes

RSC New Homes Mortgages has expert financial advisers across the UK, available seven days a week, giving tailored advice to help search for the most suitable mortgage, protection and insurance products.

At RSC we specialise in new build mortgages and work closely with many new home builders to ensure your mortgage is progressed as smoothly as possible. 

Start your mortgage journey NOW with our 60 Second Mortgage Match. 

Contact us on0161 486 6278  


Leaders Romans Group

Successful shared ownership specialist team covering the whole country with centres in Berkshire, London, Manchester and Nottingham. The team benefits from the additional coverage, support and resource available from the branch network that spans over 193 locations across the UK. Working with the UKs top Housing Associations and Registered Providers to source buyers before guiding them through from registration to handing the keys over and introducing them to their new home, the inhouse financial advisers and dedicated sales progression team ensure a smoother customer journey. 


Onward Living

Hello, we’re Onward Living. 

We’re an affordable homes provider with one vision: to help people to live the life they want, in a home they truly love. 

At Onward Living, we build new homes to suit you – whether you’re a first time buyer, a growing family, starting again, or just thinking about downsizing.

Whatever your situation, we can open the door to homeownership through a range of affordable solutions, such as shared ownership and Rent to Buy. 

We believe everyone deserves a place to call their own. That’s why we’re committed to delivering 700 new, high-quality homes every single year throughout the North West from 2023. 

We already have a pipeline of over 1,000 new properties right across the region, and we aim to deliver 6,000 more by the year 2030, providing low-cost homes that people want, in the places they’d love to live. 

As the sales arm of Onward Homes, one of the North West’s leading housing providers, all the money we make through the sale of our affordable homes is put straight back into building more new homes and revitalising our existing ones, allowing us to build thriving communities and make a positive difference to people’s lives. 

So, stop dreaming and start living!


The Property Portal

The Property Portal is your one-stop destination for your home move. From surveys to mortgages, we’ve partnered with some of the best providers in the business to give you access to great value deals at the touch of a button. The Property Portal offers multiple services to deliver streamlined, professional, transparent, and cost-effective solutions to all your property needs.

Our quotes give a full breakdown of fees for the service you require. They are transparent, fixed, and competitive so you can trust that there will be no alarming charges on completion. 

Use our free and instant mortgage Agreement in Principle (AIP) tool, which lets you take the first steps in buying your home. An AIP gives you a guide as to how much you can borrow before you apply for a mortgage. Our process is easy, with no complicated jargon and will take no longer than a few minutes. Your information will not be shared, is secure and there are no credit checks involved.

You will be assigned your own designated specialist Property Consultant who will get an understanding of your requirements, to guide you through your property journey, advising on next steps and offering additional services to make sure you are making informed decisions and getting the best service every step of the way.

You can be assured that your transaction will be dealt with by an experienced legal professional governed by the professional body, SRA or CLC ensuring you receive expert advice whilst upholding excellent standards.

The team at The Property Portal are dedicated to ensuring your property journey is as stress free and simple as possible. We work closely with the other property professionals involved in your transaction and bring everyone together on our online platform, the Portal. Access to your personal Portal provides you with regular updates on your property journey, keeping you informed and ensures that all parties are working together and working for you.

At The Property Portal, we pride ourselves on the efficient and cost-effective solutions that we can deliver to our customers, with a first-class service. We can help with finding you the right solicitor, mortgage broker, estate agent, surveyor and much much more.



Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments — from buying a home or a car to sending a child to college to growing a business by connecting with new customers — we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime. 



Home Reach by heylo housing is a part buy – part rent scheme partnering with national, regional and local housebuilders across England. Launched in 2014, they have opened the door on over 6,000 properties to date for people who thought having their own home was impossible. Available on over 250 developments across England with more than 90 housebuilders, ranging from studio apartments up to 5-bed houses, there is something for any home searching criteria. 

With Home Reach you simply find your dream home that is currently offering Home Reach and once you have been financially qualified and approved by your local Help to Buy agent, it’s time to reserve. You buy the share you can afford, up to 75% shares* and heylo housing will purchase the rest. Once bought, you pay rent to heylo at a rate of 2.75% on the share you do not own and get the enjoyment of living in it as if you own it outright. However, owning it outright is not out of the question as when you are in the position to, you can purchase more shares through a process called ‘staircasing’. This means that you buy the initial share that suits you, so if you want that longer term home you can buy a smaller share of a bigger property or for those that want their own space that’s not their forever home, you have the option to buy a larger share of lower priced home. 

 When you live in a property with Home Reach you can decorate the home to truly make it your own, so paint the walls that colour that you so desperately want but can’t in a property that’s not yours, place the fluffiest carpet to dig your feet into on those cold mornings and put as many frames and decorations on the wall as you please. Not just this, we are totally okay with you having a pet as we believe they are a large part of the home**. Bring Roscoe the dog, Buttons the cat and Hattie the rabbit, we just ask for Tilly the tiger to be left away. 

Plus, when you’re a first time buyer, you will be exempt from paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on any property up to the value of £500,000. 

 *Starting shares vary across sites, for more information please speak to the team. Dependent on affordability.

 **Please check with the management team for the development that it is a pet friendly development.

Share to Buy

A one stop shop for alternative homeownership schemes, Share to Buy is the UK’s leading online property portal for first time buyers looking to purchase a home through Shared Ownership or Help to Buy. 

On sharetobuy.com, budding buyers will have access to everything they need to get started on their home-buying journey including a property search tool, budget calculators, how-to guides, jargon busting videos and interactive mortgage tools. 

The UK’s leading housing providers list their first time buyer developments on our website, meaning that users of Share to Buy can access thousands of new build and resale homes across the country. Potential purchasers can also register for alerts on properties which meet their search requirements, as well as signing up to receive notifications about schemes which may be of interest to them, all based on their individual search criteria. 

Share to Buy also host the free-to-attend London Home Show which takes place in spring and autumn each year at the QEII Centre in Westminster. 


Heron Financial

Welcome To Heron Financial.

Based in Rickmansworth, Heron Financial has been providing mortgage and insurance services for over 10 years. Established by Matt Coulson and Warren Harrocks, we provide three important services to our customers including mortgages, protection and general insurance. All driven by a wealth of industry knowledge with experienced and highly qualified advisors and a desire to ensure that our clients are provided with the best possible solutions. 

Nothing is more important to us than our relationship with our clients and we firmly believe that the art of good business is all based upon strong and honest communication. By concentrating on building long-lasting business relationships our solid client base has grown through word-of-mouth referrals. 

With a ‘people first’ attitude to business, we believe in simplicity, a single point of contact and where possible, lots of communication giving our customers the choice of meeting time either face to face in our new offices based out of Moor Park Mansion or online with video calls via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype. Our staff are there to listen and provide the very best in the latest products from high street banks as well as a broader panel of lenders offering exclusive deals. This allows us to offer unique options including ZERO Fees across all our services, and appointments seven days a week no matter where you are.

Heron Financial have spent years proudly developing our state-of-the-art application processing system ‘Everglades’ that puts real-time industry information straight into the hands of our mortgage brokers and insurance specialists. This technology allows us to provide access to the best and most competitive deals on the market including Heron's 10-minute mortgage approval service.‘Everglades’ means each advisor understands exactly the stage of each customers unique journey they’re managing and has the opportunity to action documents and queries faster. Everglades also puts the control of your application in your hands allowing 24/7 access to your documentation allowing quick communication and transfer of paperwork without the need for double handling and slow email delivery. This is why Heron has recently been awarded the Best Broker for Digital Innovation in the Mortgage Strategy awards 2021 and has over 1000 excellent reviews on Trustpilot. We can’t wait to help you on your new journey and look forward to hearing from you very soon.


Gecko Homes

Gecko Homes – A Home for Everyone! 

At Gecko Homes we believe all our home buyers deserve a better, simpler service, therefore we aim to provide homes to suit all budgets and needs. 

From 2017, we have been offering flexible options that help you find your perfect place, with a range of properties for rental, outright sale and shared ownership. Plus, to make your home move even easier, we continue to offer our services and support long after you move in. 

At Gecko we have a helpful and personal approach that makes purchasing a new home simple and achievable. 

We provide high-quality, professionally built family homes and apartments, situated in desirable locations. As part of Southway Housing Trust and being based in Manchester, we are local to every housing development we have built and know all of our areas well.  

What is shared ownership?

The shared ownership scheme provides a perfect opportunity for first time buyers and those who do not currently own a property to buy a share in one of our newly built, high-spec homes. 

Shared ownership allows you to purchase a percentage of the property, allowing you to only buy as much of your new home as you can afford, usually between 35%-75%, and pay rent on the remaining percentage of the property at an affordable rate.

As it is part of the affordable housing scheme, it is designed to help people get on to the property ladder. Then, at a later point once you can afford to do so, you can buy more of your property - this is known as staircasing.

With a shared ownership purchase, you only need a mortgage for your share in your home, so the amount you need for a mortgage deposit is generally far less than buying a comparative property outright, and the combined mortgage and rent are usually less together than renting privately.

In order to buy using the shared ownership scheme you must not own or part-own any other property and have a household income that does not exceed £80,000 a year. 

For more information, visit our website or give us a ring. We are always happy to answer any questions you have. 

0330 995 1333



Tembo is a specialist family mortgage broker, on a mission to make homeownership more accessible and affordable. Through advising on a range of products, from family Boost mortgages and shared ownership to private equity loans it is able to help first time buyers who are struggling to get a foot on the ladder. 


Prince Evans

Prince Evans Solicitors LLP is a full-service law firm operating throughout London and the South East; we benefit from a number of specialist teams covering the majority of legal requirements a private individual may have during their life. Our teams include Conveyancing, Family & Matrimonial, Wills Trust and Probate, Personal Injury, Landlord & Tenant, Employment and Litigation. 

Whether you are moving house, dealing with a relationship breakdown, the victim of a personal injury or wishing to ensure your personal affairs are in order for your loved ones, we can offer all of these services under one roof. 

Many of our teams are award winning and we were proud to be voted the Best Law Firm for Conveyancing at the First Time Buyer Readers Awards in both 2020 and 2021. We are likewise proud of receiving a Gold Award from Cancer Research UK for helping to achieve over £1m of gifts through the Wills that we draft. 

We offer a personal service and understand that the legal requirements you have may be stressful, which we try to minimise by speaking to you in plain English and ensuring we stay in regular communication, so you understand the legal process you are going through and what stage your matter has reached.  

We are proud to employ many lawyers who are experts in their respective area, giving you the peace of mind that you are being provided with the best advice. Our experience means that we can provide practical and common sense solutions, as we understand that different circumstances often require a different approach.  

We are located in Ealing in west London, with a long history and reputation for providing excellent legal services to our clients. For our clients’ convenience, we make use of technology such as electronic signing and online identity verification meaning that we can act for you nationwide and there is no need to visit our offices (although you are welcome to of course).  

We are competitively priced with some of our teams offering no win, no fee arrangements.  

In addition to our offering to private individuals we also act for companies and corporate clients in various areas of law including company matters, commercial property, employment, landlord & tenant and litigation.  

If you would like a no-obligation quote or a conversation about your legal needs please contact us on 020 8567 3477 or info@prince-evans.co.uk or visit our website prince-evans.co.uk for more information


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