Housing and Accommodation

Living expenses in Newham are very reasonable, especially compared with other areas in London.

There is a variety of housing options available. Below is a general overview of these.

Buying

The cost of buying a property in and around Newham is still more affordable than many parts of London, although the area has seen an extraordinary rise in prices in recent years, higher than most other parts of London, as a direct result of the Olympics and regeneration.

Teachers Building Society

Teachers Building Society was founded in 1966 to help teachers and other education professionals onto the property ladder. Find out more about their specific products for teachers and how they can help ECTs and first time buyers purchase a home at:Teachers Building Society

Help to Buy Scheme

The Government has created the Help to Buy scheme to help working people purchase a property. London Help to Buy equity loans are available to first time buyers as well as homeowners who want to move. The home to be purchased must be newly built with a price tag of up to £600,000. Further information can be found at: Help To Buy

Private Renting

Rents in Newham are some of the most reasonable in London. We recommend that you take an ‘Assured short-hold Tenancy’ or otherwise seek legal advice before entering into any formal contract.

You will require one month’s rent and a deposit to move into any rented property. A relocation scheme designed to help meet the cost of moving may be available  from some schools for primary and secondary ECTs.  Contact your school to see if this is available, email: [email protected] for further details.

Homes for Londoners

The Mayor of London has launched Homes for Londoners to tackle London’s housing crisis. These new homes will be both for sale and for rent. The Mayor will use this funding to support a range of affordable homes

  • Homes based on social rent levels – for people on low incomes;
  • London Living Rent homes – helping Londoners on average incomes save for a deposit to buy their first home; and
  • London Shared Ownership homes – for people who want to buy but cannot afford to do so on the open market.

Further details about Homes for Londoners can be found at: Homes for Londoners

Housing Options

Click on the links below for a range of housing providers:

Local Space Housing
London and Quadrant (L & Q) Housing Association
Network Homes
One Housing
Peabody Housing Association
The Hyelm Group
Triathlon Homes