Your housing options


We offer a range housing options depending on your needs and can help you: 


For more information, fill out the rent enquiry form below or email the Empty Homes and Lettings Team.

Type of home

Details

How to apply

Social rent

These homes are for people who have been referred to us by a local authority. The majority of our housing falls into this category.

Your first step in renting one of these homes is to apply to your Local Authority's housing list. Visit the UK Government site to find the details of your Local Authority.

Sheltered housing

Our sheltered housing service is generally for customers over 60 years old (or 55 with additional support needs). To apply, you must register with the Local Authority Housing Department or you can contact our Customer Services Team 

Supported housing

Our Isle of Wight-based supported housing service is for anyone living on the Island with a care and support need, including people with learning disabilities, people with mental health issues, older people including those who are frail, and people with physical disabilities.

Contact the Care and Supporting Independence Team or call 0300 303 1772.

Affordable rent (AR)

This type of housing is typically charged at up to 80% of local market rent and are allocated via the Local Authority waiting lists. Applicants must be able to pay the rent without spending more than 40% of their gross income as we do not want to encourage people to live in housing which they cannot afford.

Your first step in renting one of these homes is to apply to your Local Authority's housing list. Visit the UK Government site to find the details of your local authority.

Intermediate market rent (IMR)

This type of housing is typically charged at up to 80% of local market rent. Applicants must be able to pay the rent without spending more than 40% of their gross income and will need to pass our referencing, including credit and renting history checks. 

Register with your local Help to Buy agent to apply. Find out what Intermediate Market Rent properties we have available on rightmove.

 

Private rent

This type of rent is used widely in the private sector, and it is not restricted to just those assessed to be in housing need as with many of our other tenures.

Check out our available properties on rightmove. We also offer a range of homes to rent in private rent schemes through Spruce, our private rent vehicle. Check out their website to find out more 

Shared ownership

Shared ownership typically allows you to buy between 25% to 70% of your new home through a traditional mortgage. You pay a subsidised rent to us on the part that you don’t own.   

Take a look at shared ownership homes available through Southern Home Ownership.

Private sale

Southern Space offers brand new beautiful homes to buy at open market prices.

Take a look at private sale homes available through Southern Space.

Rent enquiry form