What Is A Housing Association Tenancy?

If you are looking for affordable, safe, quality, housing then you might have seen the term housing association tenancy appear a few times and you might be wondering what is a housing association tenancy? How do they work? and how can they benefit me and my family?


What Is A Housing Association Tenancy?

If you live in the UK and you are in need of housing them, you might benefit from a housing association tenancy. Housing Association is housing owned by social landlords. This means they are independent, non-profit landlords that are focused on making sure everyone who needs it can have access to housing.

Housing association tenancies make sure that all the money they make goes back to the people who need it and the money you pay in rent goes straight back into helping to keep your home running and building new homes so that everyone can have affordable quality housing.

Here at Accent Housing, we are dedicated to getting as many people as possible into good, safe housing and have a range of housing and tenancies so that everyone can be accommodated. We have housing associations all over the north of England and we are confident that we have the housing association tenancy that is perfect for you and your family.

We have housing to suit all sorts of different people and we aim to try and accommodate as many needs as possible. This means we have homes for single people, families with children, elderly people and disabled people who may need certain requirements.

You find out more about what housing schemes we have to offer and where about in the UK these housings associations are, here.


What Types of Housing Association Tenancy Are There?

There are several kinds of housing association tenancies available out there but here at Accent Housing we commonly use the following types of  housing association tenancies.

Starter Tenancy: This is the type of tenancy we issue for new tenants. To start with, your first tenancy will initially be for just 12 months. Then, providing there are no issues or significant breaches of your tenancy agreement, this can be promoted to a full assured tenancy.

Assured Tenancy: This is our most common type of tenancy and will start after your starter tenancy. The rent for your home will be set at the start of your tenancy and will be reviewed once a year. The date of your rent review is detailed in your Tenancy Agreement alongside details of how your rent will increase. We must abide by your Tenancy Agreement and the rules set down by the government. The government sets the formula we use for calculating the rent we charge you each year. The formula we use to calculate the rent increase is based on the consumer price index (CPI) for September 2019, which is 1.7% plus 1%.


Looking for a Housing Association Tenancy?

Accent Housing has over 2000 homes all over the UK and has helped over 41,000 residents find homes for themselves and their families. Accent Housing is a housing association and is dedicated to helping those who need it find high quality, affordable homes.

If you are looking for a Housing Association Tenancy, then try Let's Move. Let's move is Accents new online application service that makes applying for a house so much easier.

A lot of our properties across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Teesside, can be applied for directly through Let’s Move.

Registering for Let’s Move is quick and easy. All we need is a few personal details, including your name, date of birth, email address and a password, after that, you just need to verify your account and you’re good to go.

Using Let’s Move allows you to view properties and create a property atlas so you can see which homes are available near you or the area you would like to move to. You can set up alerts to see when new properties become available and tailor your alerts to suit your needs and requirements when house hunting.

With Let's Move, you can complete your application online and easily keep track of all the applications and property viewing you have lined up. With Let's Move, finding your perfect home has never been simpler.


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