Shared Ownership Case Study: Meet Denni and Jamie


01 July 2022


At the start of the pandemic, Denni, 24, was living at home with her mum. She was trying hard to save a deposit for her own home, but felt it was out of reach.

Less than six months later, she and her boyfriend Jamie, 22 are living in their dream home with the help of Optivo shared ownership.

 “Our home is what we’ve always dreamed,” says Denni. “It’s modern, quiet and spacious. We can share the space with our family and friends when they come over to visit.”

The two bed home at Optivo’s Lime Work development in Charlton is made up of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The development offers private outdoor space to each home, as well as pleasant communal grounds with landscaping and play areas for growing families.

Previously living on a High Street, a home close to the heart of the city was important to Denni.

She said: “We have excellent links to everything from our home.

“Supermarkets, train stations, restaurants and the O2 arena are all close by. I’m a 20 minute drive from work and we have amazing links to London, but are lucky enough to still have peace and privacy away from that. We feel so lucky, our home is second to none.”

Having worked as a contractor who helped build the home, Denni and her partner Jamie, who are childhood sweethearts, couldn’t believe it when they became available and even more when they realised they could afford to buy with the help of Optivo shared ownership.

Denni said: “Throughout the whole process I was so nervous, but the whole Optivo team were amazing at reassuring me.”

They were always honest, quick at responding, happy to answer our questions and made the entire process so easy. We couldn’t thank them enough”.

If you’d like to find out more about Lime Works or Optivo’s Shared ownership scheme, visit: Optivo New Homes (