Social and affordable rent

Lower rent than you’d pay privately. But you must be registered with your local council

Our social and affordable homes are at lower rent than with a private landlord

People who can take this option are on lower incomes and are registered with a local council.


How it works

  • To join a council list, you must have a household income of less than £60,000 (and sometimes match some other criteria)
  • Once you’re accepted on a council list in our area, you can apply for any of our empty homes in that town, city or district (which the local council says suits your household’s needs)
  • You’ll apply through the council’s special housing website, which is sometimes called choice based lettings
  • Unfortunately, although we’re building more homes all the time, there’s currently not enough social rent housing for everyone on the council lists. And sometimes people have to wait for a long time before they’re offered a home through this route
  • But if you’re in work, you might have other options

Want to apply?

First, you'll need to register with your local council. Once you've registered and been accepted you can then bid on our social rent homes.

Find your council on the website