Housing association homes are affordable, well-located and high-quality. Better yet, they provide a sense of security and longevity that you don’t get with private rented homes.
If you are looking for housing association homes in Lancashire, you have come to the right place.
Accent Housing is a housing association with more than 20,000 homes spread across the North, South and East of England. We have a range of properties in Lancashire, including flats, family homes and sheltered accommodation.
Can I Apply For A Home Directly Through A Housing Association?
Yes. If you are looking for a home in Lancashire, and you find one that is available through a housing association, such as Accent Housing, you can apply directly through them. This is different to other areas, where you can only apply through the local council.
Am I Eligible For A Housing Association Home?
Providing you are over 18 years old and have a right to live in the UK, you are eligible to apply for a housing association home in Lancashire with Accent Housing. Due to the affordability of our homes, there may be waiting times in certain areas.
Your application will be assessed and either be accept or denied. If your application is denied, it will be due to one or more of the following reasons in line with our lettings policy:
- Unsatisfactory references
- Unsuitable circumstances
- Providing false or misleading information
- Convicted of a ‘serious offence’ that has not been spent, and that may pose a threat/risk to Accent, the residents of Accent or the community.
- Failure to provide the correct or sufficient documentation
In some areas, Accent Housing will opt-in to the local authority’s choice-based letting scheme. This means that a percentage of our properties may be allocated through choice based lettings agreements.
There is usually additional criteria to meet when trying to get a property through a local authority CBL scheme. Thankfully, in Lancashire, you can apply directly through us and you do not have to go through the local authority.
How Do I Find Housing Association Homes In Lancashire?
Finding a housing association home in Lancashire couldn’t be easier! Simply create a Let’s Move account today and start searching for suitable properties in the area.
Creating an account is quick and simple. All you have to do is give us a few personal details, including your name, date of birth and email address.
Once your account has been verified, you can start searching for and applying for homes via the online application form. You can even create 'Property Alerts', which will notify you whenever new homes are available.
Alternatively, head to the Accent Housing Search Function and you can start browsing for homes in the Lancashire area. If you see a suitable property, you can log in to your Let’s Move account and apply for it straight away.
Living In Lancashire
If you already live in Lancashire, then you will be familiar with this spectacular county of rolling fields, charming villages and bustling cities.
If you’re not familiar with the area, then you will be pleased to know that Lancashire is an excellent place to call home. It is varied, affordable and safe. What more could you want?
And that’s not just our opinion! A ‘Living In Lancashire’ survey found that 87% of respondents consider their local area to be a safe place to live. Similarly, the South Ribble Valley has repeatedly been named as one of the top safest places to live in the North West of England.
Plus, a survey from The Gazette found that several locations within Lancashire are amongst the top ten most affordable places to live in the country – ranked off price-to-earnings ratio.
Lancashire is also home to a wide range of great schools, nurseries, colleges, sixth forms and even universities. Many of the schools in the area have been described as “Outstanding” by education regulator Ofsted. So, if you’re thinking about raising a family in the area, you can be confident that your children will grow up in a place that is safe, affordable and has fantastic schools.
Better yet, Lancashire is bursting with things to do. Considering almost 80% of the county is rural, Lancashire has an abundance of countryside to explore, along with a variety of outdoor activities. Hike, ski, climb, sail… whatever it is you enjoy, you’ll find it in Lancashire.
Aside from the spectacular countryside, it is the combination of up and coming cities and charming market towns that make Lancashire so special. And let’s not forget about the coastal resorts!
Plus, Lancashire is within commuting distance of Manchester and Leeds, meaning there are always plenty of job opportunities available.
Get In Touch With Accent Housing
At Accent Housing, we have been providing affordable, quality homes to a diverse range of people since 1966. Aside from providing excellent homes to rent in Lancashire, we also have homes available to buy through Shared Ownership – a government help to buy scheme.
If you have any questions about registering with Accent Housing or you need help finding a home in Lancashire, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. You can call us on 0345 678 0555, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form.