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New property portal to help Londoners become homeowners

The Mayor has launched a new property portal making it easier for Londoners with modest incomes to buy or rent at a price they can afford.

The First Steps tool is part of the Mayor’s Housing Covenant, a commitment to increase accessibility and supply of low cost housing to buy or rent in London.

The portal is hosted in partnership with Sharetobuy.com to provide a direct link between first time buyers and affordable home ownership schemes developed through the Mayor’s First Steps programme.

Similar to sites like Zoopla and RightMove, it is the only site to advertise every property available on either a part buy/part rent or reduced market rent basis in the capital.

We’re investing huge sums in affordable housing in the capital and this fantastic new portal shows potential homeowners what they can rent and buy, and where.

With homes available right across London there’s a variety of buying options to suit every pocket, making it easier for people to move into affordable home ownership.”

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London