Eager Dagenham househunters camp out for chance to buy homes

PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:58 10 September 2015

Eager househunters

Eager househunters


More than a dozen devoted househunters waited overnight in cars and tents for a chance to buy themselves a little corner of England.

As the marketing suite of the Lymington Mews development, off Ager Avenue, near Chadwell Heath, opened last Saturday morning around 30 people were queuing outside.

By noon, all the homes were gone – and affordable housing provider Lovell said it wasn’t surprised by the extraordinary response.

“The development has been hugely popular and many of those waiting had been recommended by friends or family who have already purchased a home here,” said Lovell regional sales manager Simone Dhanjal.

“It’s an established community and the feedback we had from lots of those who came along to the launch is that the homes deliver excellent value – and a rare opportunity to purchase a new home in an area where there isn’t a great deal of new-build activity.”

Work began on the development in January 2014, which will deliver a total of 416 homes on public land released by Mayor Boris Johnson.

The next phase of homes released will be in early 2016.

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