7 January 2019
A picture of Shared Ownership at The Quadrangle made our dreams come true

For first-time buyers Robin Munden and Wendy Spiller, buying their own home at The Quadrangle in Hornsey has been like a dream come true.

The couple had previously been renting in nearby Crouch End and say that owning their own home had always seemed like ‘an unattainable dream’.

But that all changed when they found out about the Shared Ownership opportunities available with Sanctuary Homes at The Quadrangle – a stunning new development in one of London’s most thriving northern boroughs comprised of high quality one and two-bedroom apartments.

As frequent shoppers at the large Sainsbury’s superstore situated immediately next door, Robin and Wendy were already aware of The Quadrangle. But they never imagined that they would be able to afford their own property there.

Robin, a 48-year-old production manager in the graphic design industry, said: “We were very impressed by the look of The Quadrangle and once we learned Sanctuary Homes was offering the properties for sale through Shared Ownership, we became very excited by the prospect.

“The Sanctuary team ran through an affordability check with us and we were surprised by the reasonable cost of Shared Ownership and just how affordable it is.”

The couple say their brand-new two-bedroom duplex apartment is everything they could have hoped for and more.

Wendy, a veterinary nurse, said: “The Quadrangle is a great development in a really good location, with a lot of buzz and a great sense of community.

“We really like having our own front door and an upstairs and downstairs – it has the feel of a house. It’s very peaceful and secure and the rooms are well-proportioned, with lots of space and light.

“The location is great too – the supermarket right on the doorstep is very handy, Hornsey high street has some great pubs and shops and we are spoiled for choice for restaurants, bars and cinemas nearby.”

Robin and Wendy would encourage others looking to take their first step onto the property ladder to find out more about The Quadrangle and everything it has to offer.

“We never imagined we’d become home owners, especially in this neighbourhood, before discovering The Quadrangle,” Robin said.

“We were happy renting but there was always the feeling that we were securing someone else’s future and not our own.

“Having a stake in your own property with the opportunity to staircase up to 100 per cent ownership is the perfect solution for people like us who do not have a large upfront deposit or the income for a full mortgage.

“Shared Ownership has changed our outlook for the better and we would 100 per cent recommend The Quadrangle to anyone looking for a new home.”

Prices at The Quadrangle start from £110,000 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom apartment, rising to £148,750 for a two-bedroom apartment.