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Hyde wins top award at the Housing Innovation Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Hyde Group won the prestigious award “Most Innovative Regeneration Scheme ” for the Packington Estate Development at the Housing Innovation Awards 2017 on 8 February.

The industry recognised Housing Innovation Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate everything innovative in the housing sector.

The Hyde Group worked with Rydon and Pollard Thomas Edwards architects on the project, developing 791 homes to replace the 538 originally on the site. The Packington Estate is seen as a shining example of estate regeneration with its tenure-blind apartments, a focus on family housing, its location of social-rented units by the canal, and careful integration into its heritage surroundings. 

Mayor hands over keys of first London Living Rent homes

Sadiq meets first Londoners benefitting from lower rents based on a third of average local wages. Historic new scheme boosts homeowning dream for tenants. Mayor announces new partnership with Hyde Housing Association for up to 5,000 new homes – 60 per cent of which will be genuinely affordable.

The Mayor Sadiq Khan today met tenants at the first homes being delivered for London Living Rent in the capital, kick-starting his new scheme to help more Londoners find a home they can afford.

Sadiq visited County House in Beckenham this morning to meet Londoners who have already begun moving into 76 homes made available for London Living Rent – a historic new way of renting a home introduced by the Mayor as part of his affordable homes programme.

The new London Living Rent will help middle-income earners save for a deposit by offering below-market rents, based on a third of average local wages. Rents in the County House development – where all homes are affordable, managed and owned by Hyde Housing Association – are up to 30 per cent cheaper than local market rents and are based on one-third of median gross household income for Bromley.

Rents at County House are set at £965 per month for a one-bed property and £1,072 for a two-bed. This compares to average rents of up to £1,300 for a one-bed and up to £1,550 for a two-bed in Beckenham – leading to savings of between £300 and £400 a month. Tenants, who will benefit from this new initiative, can put this money towards saving for a deposit, and have the chance to buy the home they are living in on a shared-ownership basis.

It comes on the same day the Mayor announced a new partnership with Hyde Housing Association to begin building up to 5,000 new housing starts over the next five years. With £115 million City Hall funding, there is an ambition for 60 per cent of the new homes – 3,000 new homes on sites across London – to be genuinely affordable to buy and rent.

It is the second provisional tranche of the Mayor’s record-breaking £3.15bn deal with the government for starting 90,000 new affordable homes by 2021. 

Of these homes, two-thirds are expected to be aimed at first-time buyers and will include homes for London Living Rent and shared ownership. 

Housing associations are being given the flexibility to swap homes between London Living Rent and shared ownership depending on local circumstances when homes are completed.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It is simply unacceptable that hard-working Londoners who fuel the economy of our great city are left in a position where they struggle to make ends meet. 

“Londoners know that fixing the housing crisis will be a marathon and not a sprint, but I am determined to do everything in my power to deliver more new and genuinely affordable homes to buy and rent. 

“It was fantastic to see first-hand how my new London Living Rent is really helping Londoners afford to rent a home in the capital and crucially begin saving to get themselves on the property ladder. I welcome Hyde’s commitment to delivering these historic London Living Rent homes and investing in our new partnership to get on and build more new affordable homes for Londoners.”  

Elaine Bailey, Chief Executive of the Hyde Group, said: “The number of working people in London who earn a decent wage but can’t get on the property ladder is growing all the time. These living rent properties demonstrate the Mayor of London and the Hyde Group’s desire to provide genuinely affordable homes for Londoners. We look forward to continuing our work with the Mayor and providing more London Living Rent homes for local residents.”

During this morning’s visit to County House, the Mayor met some of the tenants taking advantage of paying cheaper rents and now in a position to save for a deposit to move into shared ownership.

Emma Mahama, 29, who is an NHS worker, had previously been living in a rented apartment for five years when her landlord decided to sell the property. When she heard about the London Living Rent scheme she thought it “was too good to be true” and has now begun saving £300 a month for a deposit to move into a shared-ownership home.

She said: “I desperately searched for a home and found they were all either way too expensive and also still having that fear about being beholden to a landlord who ‘might want to sell’ or ‘might want to move into their own property’. I felt completely trapped because I couldn't afford to buy in a million years and the rents where I was looking at were so high I wouldn't have been able to save for a potential deposit anyway. 

“I was told about the London Living Rent scheme from an estate agent and to be honest, thought it was too good to be true. The fact you could buy the home you are currently renting was a huge decider for me. I earn a good wage in London, but the banks simply will not lend the amount needed to buy a property so you are forced to rent. On top of that the rents are so high you can never save for a deposit so, like millions of other young people in London, I faced little prospect of owning my own property. Now I can.” 

Nabiel Hafez, 22, works at Canary Wharf and moved into his home with his partner in March. It is their first home together.

He said: “My girlfriend and I were looking online and we came across London Living Rent on a housing website. We fitted the scheme perfectly and so contacted them straight away. We viewed the property and loved it.

We previously lived with our parents and didn’t have enough to move out or save for a deposit. The scheme has made us independent and we really feel like this is our home.” 

Camberwell Coffee Morning

Last week saw Hyde New Homes celebrate its latest Camberwell development, Wing.

Wanting to give something back to the community, the housing developer teamed up with charity for the homeless, Change Please, to give busy commuters a free coffee as they passed through Denmark Hill tube station.

Hyde New Homes also ran a two day socila media competition drawing attention to the already popular new build and inciting passers-by to engage with the London based charity. Entrants were encouraged to tweet images of their free coffee to be in witha chance of winning Love2Shop vouchers.

The campaign was a great success, over 3000 branded Oyster card holders were handed out, and 800 coffees given away. Terence O'Connor, Head of Sales and Letting at Hyde New Homes was at the two day give away and comments: "It's great to do events like this, where you can really see the interaction and interest in a new development from local residents and on top of that, be helping out the community. As a housing developer we are delighted to be able to help a homeless charity and I hope to see many more collaborations like this in the future."

Ben Morris, Director of Residential New Homes at sales agent Colliers adds "It is not often that we get to interact with our potential customers outside of the office, this was a great way to raise engagement, and to do our bit for a really great charity, we are already seeing tangible results and hope that they are too."

Hyde Wins Top UK Award at the International Property Awards 2016

We are proud to announce that The Hyde Group have won the coveted award “Best Development Marketing for the UK” at the 2016 International Property Awards, for Spring at New Stonebridge Park. This follows on from our success at the UK Property Awards in October 2016 where we won “Best Development Marketing in London” for the development. We then advanced on to the international rounds, where we competed against developers from all regions to win the award for the UK category. Spring at New Stonebridge Park is the £47.1 million mixed tenure development in North West London, which delivers high quality housing and a range of outstanding community facilities.

The International Property Awards are one of the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised property awards. They are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts and chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, and Lord Liverpool.

Spring at New Stonebridge Park consists of 164 blind tenure homes, including 39 shared ownership apartments, 55 outright sale homes and 70 affordable rent as well as community facilities. It forms part of a wider £225 million regeneration scheme, which has transformed a notorious, run-down London housing estate into a vibrant, sustainable area.

If your financial situation has changed and you can afford to buy a further share in your home and you would prefer to pay less rent to Hyde, then staircasing could be for you.

Buying a greater proportion of your home has a number of benefits:

  • You reduce the amount of rent you pay to Hyde.
  • When you decide to sell your home, the more you own, the more profit you will make if the value increases.
  • Once you own your property outright you can sell your property on the open market, through an Estate Agent.
  • If you staircase and own your property outright, you can sell your home to anyone interested in buying it and not restricted to those that meet the criteria for shared ownership.

Under the terms of your shared ownership lease, you are responsible for the cost of the valuation on staircasing sales.  For the month of December 2016 only should you instruct us to buy more shares in your home and go on to complete the sale, Hyde will pay for the valuation fee.  This will be reimbursed to you on completion of your sale.

Hyde New Homes have a specialist Resale Team to advise you from your initial enquiry through to completion of the staircasing sale.  If you would like further information on staircasing please contact us on 0345 606 1221 or email us at resales@hydenewhomes.co.uk

At Hyde, we recognise that as London house prices continue to rise disproportionally to incomes, many shared owners will find it difficult to purchase their second home and move into full home ownership.  We are aware that some of you may wish to move on due to individual circumstances and Hyde is therefore introducing Second Steps; a Do-it-Yourself Shared Ownership scheme aimed at our existing shared owners in London.  The Hyde Group and the Greater London Authority (GLA) are working together to help you buy a home from the open market, on a shared ownership basis and we have a limited amount of funding from the GLA to deliver this pilot scheme.  

Subject to eligibility and a financial assessment, applicants can purchase a share in a house in any London Borough up to a maximum value of £395,000.  This provides you with the opportunity to move on and buy a house suitable to your current need still on an affordable shared ownership basis.  At the same time as buying a home via Second Steps, Hyde will market and sell your property to another first time buyer eligible for shared ownership.  You will be able to use the equity from the sale of your existing home to fund the purchase of your new Second Steps property.

If the Second Steps product proves extremely popular, priority will be given to customers seeking to move due to overcrowding.

If you want to move but thought it was out of reach and if this exciting opportunity is of interest, please read the eligibility criteria set out in our Second Steps Guide at www.hydenewhomes.co.uk and if you meet the stated eligibility terms, please complete the online application form and register your interest.

Hyde wins top accolade at UK Property Awards

The Hyde Group has scooped one of most prestigious awards in the property industry at the UK Property Awards 2016-2017 held at the Marriott Hotel, London on 28 October 2016.

Hyde competed with the best property professionals across the UK to achieve the acclaimed Five Star Award in the category ’Best Development Marketing London’ for Spring  at New Stonebridge Park,  the £47.1 million mixed tenure development in North West London, which delivers high quality housing and a range of outstanding community facilities.

“We’re delighted to have received this award, especially considering it is on a global scale. It really is the cherry on the cake to receive this second award in as many months for Spring at New Stonebridge Park.

“We’re proud to be providing much needed housing in a London Zone 3 area, and it is a fantastic reward for the team to be recognised for the creativity they have shown in marketing the development,” said Debbie Small, Hyde’s Sales and Marketing Director.

The success of the marketing campaign for Spring at New Stonebridge Park was due largely to a carefully researched and targeted branding concept and supporting marketing plan, as well as brand presence both in the UK and the Far East.

Spring at New Stonebridge Park consists of 164 blind tenure homes, including 39 shared ownership apartments, 55 outright sale homes and 70 affordable rent apartments (a combination which addresses housing needs in the area) as well as community facilities. It forms part of a wider £225 million regeneration scheme, which has transformed a notorious, run-down London housing estate into a vibrant, sustainable area. 

Hyde New Homes supporting Shared Ownership Week 2016

Hyde New Homes are exicted to once again be supporting Shared Ownership week. Across the week, which runs from 15th to 21st September, we will be sharing real life case studies from some of our homeowners, we will also be hosting a live twitter Q&A at midday on Wednesday 21st and will be sharing news on our upcoming schemes. To keep updated on what's happening, follow us @hydenewhomes1 and track the hashtag #SOWeek2016.

To find out more about Shared Ownership Week see;-

sharedownershipweek.co.uk

Double success for Spring at the 2016 National Housing Awards

Hyde New Homes has successfully won the 'Best Large Development' award and been highly commended for 'Best Regeneration Project' for Spring at New Stonebridge Park at the 2016 National Housing Awards, held at the Lancaster Hotel. Hosted by comedian and quiz show host Alexander Armstrong, the awards are regarded as the housing industries most prestigious and significant accolades of the sector.

Spring at New Stonebridge Park forms part of an ongoing regeneration programme that will see over £225 million invested in the area of Wembley and Stonebridge, creating new homes and facilities for local residents and potential new home buyers in North West London.

Debbie Small, Hyde's Sales and Marketing Director commented 'We are delighted to receive the award for Best Large Development' with our Spring at New Stonebridge Park development and also to be highly commended for the Best Regeneration category at the prestigious National Housing Federation awards yesterday.

The judges praised the scheme, highlighting the high quality design, as well as how we successfully involved the community.

Spring is part of a £225 million regeneration led by The Hyde Group, on the former Stonbridge estate in Harlesden, providing much needed housing in a London zone 3 area.'

To find out more about the awards and for the full shortlist see www.nationalhousingawards.co.uk

Hyde Shared Owners living in London

At Hyde, we recognise that as London house prices continue to rise disportionally to incomes, many shared owners will find it difficult to purchase their second home and move in to full home ownership. We are aware that some of you may wish to move on due to individual circumstances and Hyde is therefore introducing Second Steps; a Do-It-Yourself Shared Ownership scheme aimed at our existing shared owners in London. The Hyde Group and the Greater London Authority (GLA) are working together to help you buy a home from the open market, on a shared ownership basis and we have a limited amount of funding from the GLA to deliver this pilot scheme.

Subject to eligibility and a financial assessment, applicants can purchase a share in a house in any London Borough up to a maximum value of £395,000. This provides you with the opportunity to move on and buy a house suitable to your current need still on an affordable shared ownership basis. At the same time as buying a home via Second Steps, Hyde will market and sell your property to another first time buyer eligible for shared ownership. You will be able to use the equity from the sale of your existing home to fund the purchase of your new Second Steps property.

If the Second Steps product proves extremely popular, priority will be given to customers seeking to move due to overcrowding.

If you want to move but thought it was out of reach and if this exciting opportunity is of interest please read the eligibility criteria set out in our Second Steps guide at www.hydenewhomes.co.uk/second-steps-and-your-new-shared-ownership-home and if you meet the stated eligibility terms, please complete the online application form and register your interest.

 
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