Are you looking for flats to rent in Peterborough? Finding an ideal flat can be tricky. Especially if you’re not comfortable with the high prices and insecurity of private renting. If you are looking for affordable flats to rent in Peterborough, we may be able to help.
Accent Housing is a housing association providing quality, affordable homes across England. We have a range of properties in Peterborough and surrounding areas, including flats.
Living & Working In Peterborough
Located less than an hour from Cambridge and Kettering, the up and coming city of Peterborough in rural East of England is an excellent place to live.
Its fantastic location allows you to have the best of everything. You can take advantage of the buzzing city life or enjoy the peace of the charming market towns and villages on the outskirts. In addition, you have access to an abundance of rural countryside.
Leicester and Northampton are just over an hour from Peterborough in a car, and you can be at London’s King Cross station in less than an hour on the train.
So, there’s always plenty of work and career opportunities available. Not that you have to leave the city for your career – there are plenty of job opportunities in Peterborough!
The historic yet thriving city is currently undergoing a £600 million city regeneration plan, which was announced in 2020.
The impressive plans are set to add new leisure, retail and entertainment facilities to the area whilst improving existing facilities and public spaces. There are also plans for new private and commercial property opportunities.
Outside of the city, the surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity to walk, ramble, cycle, swim and enjoy the wildlife. Peterborough is home to award-winning green spaces along with an array of outdoor activities for the whole family.
Peterborough is an incredibly affordable city. Unlike some other locations in the East, you get value for money when renting or buying a property in Peterborough.
If you are considering raising a family in the area, you will be pleased to know that the city and surrounding areas are home to a selection of excellent schools.
More than 50 schools, including primary schools, secondary schools and SEN schools in Peterborough and surrounding areas have been deemed Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. Find out more about schools in Peterborough here.
Finding Affordable Flats To Rent In Peterborough
As mentioned, Accent Housing has a range of properties available in Peterborough and surrounding areas. One and two-bedroom flats are available in Peterborough and are suitable for single applicants, couples and small families.
There is also a range of sheltered accommodation available in the area, which is suitable for applicants aged 55+. Find out more about flats to rent in Peterborough for people 55 and over here.
To ensure that each individual has a fair chance at renting the home they choose, our properties are let through the local choice-based letting scheme. Before looking for a flat to rent in Peterborough, you must first join the housing register with Peterborough Homes Partnership - more information here.
Getting a property through a choice-based letting scheme works on a bidding system. When your application has been approved, you will be placed in a “band”. This determines how quickly you get a home.
You can then search for flats to rent in Peterborough on the Peterborough Homes Housing Jigsaw website and bid on properties you believe are suitable for you. You can bid for one property per week. Properties are regularly added to the website, so be sure to check frequently.
The ‘Homes For Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’ Partnership
In an attempt to increase the number of homes available in Peterborough, Accent Housing partnered with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and 14 other housing associations in 2019 to create the ‘Homes For Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Initiative’.
Over the next 20 years, the initiative will build 40,000 homes in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. These affordable, high-quality homes will be available to rent or buy through shared ownership upon completion. At least 2,000 homes are expected to be complete by the end of this year (2020).
Get In Touch
If you would like help with finding a flat to rent in Peterborough, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Accent Housing. Or if you have questions about choice-based lettings, shared ownership or anything else we have covered in this blog, give us a call on 0345 678 0555.
Accent Housing has been providing homes for a diverse range of people since 1966. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
If you can’t find your ideal home in Peterborough and you are open to moving elsewhere in the East, we can help. Accent has a range of homes available in Cambridgeshire and other excellent locations. Use our search function to find your next home.