House prices in London are through the roof, so many people need help getting on the property ladder in the capital.

Walthamstow resident Emma Cohen chose to buy through a shared ownership scheme - despite owning a home with a friend and selling her share.

House prices in Walthamstow have risen by 22.3% in just one year, further adding to the London wide housing struggle for locals like Emma.

She said: “I registered with L&Q as my friends had bought through them and were very happy with their service.

"They were also building quite a lot of developments in the areas that I wanted to live in.

"I soon realised that I was going to get a lot more bang for my shared ownership buck than on the open market.

"It made it possible to live in the exact area that I wanted for a price that I could afford.”

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“This part of Walthamstow is full of artists and crafts people. There is great mix of cultures too and you can get food from all over the world. I love the market which caters for everyone from everywhere.”

Walthamstow is 25 minutes to the City and is served by both the Victoria Line and London Overground.

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