Peabody in the news

More than 800 Londoners seek advice on finding a home to rent, buy or exchange.

Led by Peabody, the event brought together a range of experts showcasing the different housing options available for those wanting to move or buy a home.

Visitors had the opportunity to meet housing partners such as Southwark Council, Family Mosaic, L&Q, Affinity Sutton and Amicus Horizon.

Housing organisations attending represented around 206,000 homes

Also present were the UK’s main exchange providers, House Exchange and HomeSwapper, and the Mayor of London’s housing mobility schemes; Share to Buy and Housing Moves.

The event coincided with the release of new government figures which show that just 18,750 homes were built in London in 2014, a 37,500+ shortfall on the 56,400 experts predict is needed every year to keep pace with new households forming.

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House Exchange reported a 324% increase in registrations following the event

“With thousands of Londoners living in overcrowded or unsuitable conditions, and others living in homes which are too large for their changing needs, this event has really helped raise awareness of new opportunities and advice to help people find their ideal home,” said Stephen Howlett, our Chief Executive.

Wandsworth residents Raquel Oliveira and Nuno Mota added: “We came here today to find out about the options available to us, particularly when it comes to buying a family home. It’s great to have everything together under one roof, and we’re now looking into buying one of the new shared ownership flats being built on our estate.”