Are you looking for housing association properties in Gateshead? Accent Housing can help. We have more than 20,000 homes across the North, East and South of England, including properties available to rent in Gateshead.
In this blog, we’re going to outline what makes Gateshead a great place to live and share our advice on how you can find and apply for housing association properties in Gateshead.
Living In Gateshead
The town of Gateshead in the North East of England is an excellent place to call home. And you don’t have to take it from us… Rightmove data found that Gateshead is one of the top five places to live in Tyne And Wear!
In 2020, Gateshead saw a 49% annual increase in buyer searches as more and more people plan to move to the town.
What Makes Gateshead A Good Place To Live?
But what makes Gateshead so great? Well, there are lots of factors that make Gateshead a fantastic choice, starting with its low crime rates. The safety aspect makes Gateshead a popular choice for families, elderly residents and students.
The excellent transport links is another pro for the town. Thanks to its metro station, bus interchange and direct links to major roads, including the A1; Gateshead is well connected to Carlisle, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Newcastle, Wrexham and other surrounding areas.
Gateshead is home to several neighbourhoods, each with its own strong sense of community. From Low Fell to Whickham, the neighbourhoods have much-loved features, such as children’s parks and outdoor green space.
Plus, the area has plenty of job opportunities. Gateshead has been described as a “Northern powerhouse” and is home to a wide range of businesses and companies providing employment in the area. Better yet, the excellent transport links mean commuting to other areas within Tyne & Wear is easy.
For families, Gateshead is an affordable place to raise children. It has a great choice of primary schools and secondary schools, including many that have been deemed Outstanding by Ofsted. In addition, the town offers an abundance of fun things to do.
Stroll through the stunning Saltwell Park, soak up the culture at the Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, shop at Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre, or catch a music concert at The Sage. With so much to do for people of all ages, you will never get bored in Gateshead.
Why Live In A Housing Association Property?
Housing association properties are affordable, quality and safe. They are ideal for those on a low income or those who do not trust the insecurity of privately renting.
Aside from the affordable, living in a housing association property has other benefits. For example, you have access to a 24-hour emergency repairs service and lifetime tenancies.
In addition, you may have the option to buy shares in your housing association property, enabling you to get a foot on the property ladder.
Finding Housing Association Properties In Gateshead
As mentioned previously, Accent Housing has a range of properties in the North East. Our housing association properties in Gateshead range from family homes to one-bed flats and independent living schemes.
With Accent Housing, there are two ways you can apply for one of our homes. If your local council provides choice-based lettings, you may be able to bid on one of our housing association properties through your local authority. Find out more about choice-based lettings here.
However, when it comes to renting through your local authority, it is important to remember that most properties are given to residents on a priority basis. If someone else is deemed a higher priority, they will be offered a home before you.
Alternatively, you may find available properties in Gateshead through the search function on our website or via our Let’s Move app. Let’s Move is our online application system. Once you have created an account on Let’s Move, you can search and apply for our available homes.
You can even set up property alerts so you never miss a new property. Our Let’s Move app and website are updated regularly as new homes become available.
Get In Touch
If you have any questions or if you need guidance on finding housing association properties in Gateshead or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accent Housing has been providing homes and services for a diverse range of people since 1966.