Bi-annual housing exhibition, The London Home Show, is set to return to the QEII Centre in Westminster on 18 September, with 46 exhibitors all under one roof.
Held in spring and autumn each year, the London Home Show is designed for first-time buyers to find out more about the likes of shared ownership, help to buy and affordable home ownership.
Hosted by shared ownership property portal, Share to Buy, the show went digital for the first time earlier this year, following a pause in in-person events, and welcomed over a thousand potential buyers.
The upcoming event – the fourteenth live show at The QEII Centre – will be the first in-person London Home Show since lockdown and is expected to welcome thousands.
For the first time this year, a series of first time buyer workshops will be taking place throughout the day, giving visitors a chance to learn about the different home-buying options available to them from industry experts. The event will also offer information about quality rental alternatives including London living rent and build to rent.
There will also be Q&A sessions with industry experts covering topics such as understanding shared ownership, help to buy eligibility criteria and perfecting credit scores. Independent mortgage advisors and solicitors will also offer free financial and legal advice and answer purchasers’ questions about the buying process.
Nick Lieb, head of operations for Share to Buy said: “The lifestyle shift caused by the pandemic has changed what we need and want in our homes, motivating many to take their first steps toward home ownership.
“The property market has remained competitive, particularly in the capital. We’ve seen first-hand at Share to Buy how potential purchasers are eagerly seeking out all of their options when it comes to buying their first home. Share to Buy saw record registrations in 2020 from a variety of buyers – ranging from tech-savvy Gen Zs and Millennials to older Gen Xers who need a helping hand onto the property ladder.”
Lieb added: “The housing industry adapted quickly to ensure buyers had a wealth of information available online, but for some, nothing beats speaking face-to-face with experts and having their questions answered directly. The London Home Show is a critical asset for many first-time buyers in the capital and we can’t wait to welcome them through the doors once again.”
Mark Taylor, chief executive of The QEII Centre, London, said: “As we welcome a return to live events, it is our pleasure to be able to provide a Covid-secure space for first time buyers to find out more about affordable home ownership.”