For those wanting to step onto the property ladder or for current homeowners looking to move, Lea Wharf in Hertford by Chase New Homes is now offering the Deposit Unlock scheme whereby deposits are available from just £14,999 (for a one bedroom apartment priced at £299,995) as opposed to the national average which is £34,500. 1 Enabling buyers to purchase 100% of a stylish new home with just 5% deposit, Lea Wharf, the housebuilder’s landmark waterside development in the centre of Hertford, is set to welcome a host of new residents. Enjoying a premier setting on the banks of the River Lea, Lea Wharf offers a striking collection of one and two-bedroom apartments right in the heart of Hertford’s historic town. Featuring an impressive communal entrance with a uniformed concierge service and a private residents’ roof garden, buyers will be able to enjoy the luxurious lifestyle on offer at Lea Wharf. The homes are centred around a piazza, lined with a range of coffee outlets, local restaurants, and fitness studio space.

Paul Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director at Chase New Homes, comments: “We are delighted to be able to offer the Deposit Unlock scheme at Lea Wharf. We’ve had a brilliant response to Lea Wharf already, and by offering the chance to purchase 100% of a home here using a 5% deposit will make our stunning new apartments accessible to those buyers who require a more affordable option. Combining stunning architecture and fantastic on-site amenities alongside its unique waterside setting, we expect the high demand for homes here to continue. Not only does this development provide stylish, energy-efficient homes but it also forms an integral part of the rejuvenation of Hertford’s town centre.”

The Deposit Unlock scheme has been designed to help support first-time buyers and existing homeowners take their first or next step onto the property ladder. There is no upper limit on household income and those who buy with the scheme benefit from an insurance backed guarantee giving them access to competitive rates. With deposits usually being the biggest hurdle for first-time buyers, this scheme eliminates that obstacle and supports them in achieving their property goals. Lea Wharf is ideally placed for commuters, foodies, walkers, and avid shoppers. Family-run pubs, trendy cocktail bars, upmarket restaurants and popular food chains offer a medley of cuisine choices, whilst the nearby Tesco’s, Aldi and Sainsbury’s provides ease and convenience to residents’ daily lives. The lively town also hosts a variety of events throughout the year which are suitable for all ages including the popular annual festival, Rock at the Castle, Hertford Arts Festival, open air cinema evenings and classic car meets. The magnificent Grade-I listed building, Hertford Castle, is a popular attraction amongst locals and tourists alike, whilst The Hertford Museum also provides an insight into the area’s rich heritage.


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Providing an escape from the urban brilliance of the town centre is Hartham Common, offering peaceful riverside walks, a plethora of recreational facilities and stunning cattle-grazed meadows. Just 1.6 miles away, Panshanger Park features 24 kilometres of paths for walkers, runners and horse riders to explore alongside 1,000 acres of wildflowers, birds and butterflies. This stunning local park is also home to the beautiful Osprey Lake, which welcomes kingfishers, swallows and dragonflies throughout the year. Lea Wharf is well-connected with a good selection of routes into London. Just a few minutes’ walk away, Hertford East train station offers regular services to Liverpool Street in as little as 49 minutes. A little further away, Hertford North train station provides direct services to Kings Cross in just 52 minutes. Those preferring to drive can reach the M25 in just 30 minutes and the M1 in 35 minutes, providing convenient transport links to a range of destinations. For international travel needs, London Stansted Airport is just a 33-minute drive away.


Prices at Lea Wharf start from £299,995 for a one-bedroom apartment. For further information please contact selling agents Lanes Exclusive Homes on 01992 940955 or email: Leawharf@lanesexclusivehomes.co.uk