More than 17,000 people registered interest in former Olympic Village apartments in Stratford, East.
Despite rent remaining unknown until May, 17,000 people have registered their interest in the 2,800 apartments in former Olympic Village in Stratford.
Half of the complex is owned by the Qatari Diar Delancey consortium who have said the homes are due to be let as a mixture of social housing and privately rented homes.
The boss of the consortium has said the consortium will not be marketing the properties to wealthy foreign investors, rather they are keen to let the properties long-term to families seeking long-term tenancies.
Stuart Corbyn said:
“Lots of people have made inquiries. Perceptions of Stratford have changed since Westfield opened, although people still don’t understand how good the transport links are. There will be a lot of attraction to us to retain all 1,400 apartments and let them, certainly for several years to come.”
“We would encourage longer tenancies because they will make a home there, which is good for them and the village, and for us as it avoids churn.”
The remaining 1,379 properties in the complex are owned by the housing association Triathlon Homes. 675 of these will be social housing with shared ownership and shared equity opportunities.