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Helping families find a great new home for Christmas

Posted on 20 December 2017

Christmas has come early for Cassandra Thorpe and her family as she finally has the keys to her beautiful new home just in time for the festive season. Previously living in a two bedroom flat through another landlord, the family were putting up with constant damp and mould issues. Cassandra and her son 16, and daughter 11, can now enjoy a much bigger home and, most importantly, a bedroom each.

The new homes we've recently developed in Lewisham mean that the family can just move in – everything is fresh and new and comes with lovely views across the local park.

Cassandra said “I love the kitchen, the stairs and all of the natural light we have in here. There is so much storage space as well which I wasn’t expecting in a new build property. It’s a great location for the local shops, and for work. This already feels like a home and I can’t wait to move in!”

Over the last 12 months, we have helped 5,535 people find their new home with 1,789 homes being let. So every day we give 5 people a new home, helping them get out of unsuitable or temporary accommodation and into a home of their own. We have also committed to developing 1,500 new homes each year.

Matt Ostler, Head of the Empty Homes and Lettings team said “I am delighted that Ms Thorpe and her family are happy with their new home. This is just one of many success stories this year, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to help even more people find a great new home in 2018.”