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We know everyone has different needs, and that’s why we offer our customers a few different ways to rent, including Private Rent, Intermediate Rent and Rent to Buy.


Private Renting

This is also known as ‘Market Rent’ and simply means you are renting a home from us in the same way you would with a private landlord or lettings agent.

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Private Renting

Can I apply?

Yes, anyone can apply to privately rent, subject to a credit check and references. Homes are then allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note that no pets are allowed in privately rented homes.

How much will it cost?

You will need to pay a holding deposit equal to one weeks rent to secure the property while we carry out the referencing process. Referencing will be carried out by Let Alliance and will include a credit check, employment reference and landlord reference.

You’ll also have to pay a security deposit, which is equal to five weeks rent, the day before you receive the keys to your new home. The amount of the holding deposit that you have paid, will be taken off the security deposit.

Your monthly rent will be paid in advance by direct debit on the 1st of each month and we’ll inform you of the exact cost, depending on the date you move in.

Who carries out any repairs?

As your landlord, we’ll look after the repairs to your new home. You can report these to us by logging in to the portal.

For residents in the south, login to MyRadian

For residents in the south west, login to MyYarlington

Choosing your new home

We have a range of homes to suit every lifestyle, and we’ll give you everything you need to make an informed decision about renting your new home. This will cover the cost to rent, the deposit needed, key features, minimum income requirements, credit reference fees, and a draft tenancy agreement.

Please make sure you understand all of the information you receive relating to your new home, and please do ask any questions you may have before deciding which home to rent.

Renting your new home

Once you’ve chosen your new home, we’ll make sure we keep you involved and up to date throughout the process.

We’ll also explain how we’ll protect your financial deposit. At this point, you’ll also need to organise and agree a move in date with us and have the necessary funds available.

We’re committed to ensuring our tenancy contract of lettings terms and conditions is clear and fair.

Preparing for your move

To help prepare for your move, we’ll update you on your tenancy start, the rent and deposit due and once you have passed our referencing process, we’ll arrange a time for a sign-up appointment by phone to run through where to sign the tenancy documents that we will send you via DocuSign.

We’ll also help you understand all the necessary steps when it comes to moving and can provide you with professional advice and helpful assistance.

Please keep us informed of any changes in your circumstances which might affect the process of renting and moving into your new home.

Welcome to your new home

When it comes to your moving in day, we’ll send you a code for a key safe so that you can access the keys to the property.

An inventory will have been carried out before you move in and this will be sent to you so that you will have your meter readings and locations.

And the next step? Time to enjoy your new Abri home.

Intermediate Rent

This is discounted rent, with monthly costs charged at 20% less than if you were to privately rent a home. Usually, these homes are re-let properties. By benefiting from a discounted rent, you are expected to save towards buying a home in the future.

Rent to Buy

Just like Intermediate Rent, monthly costs are charged at 20% less than privately renting, meaning you can start saving towards a deposit to hopefully buy the home you are renting.

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Intermediate Rent and Rent to Buy

Can I apply?

You may be eligible for Rent to Buy and Intermediate Rent if you have a household income of less than £80,000 and are not currently a homeowner. You must also be registered with the local Help to Buy Agent.

The scheme is available to anyone, as long as you meet the eligibility and affordability criteria.

Serving MOD personnel, some ex-MOD personnel and bereaved partners will have priority to rent with the scheme. This means this priority group will have an opportunity to reserve a home first, however all Rent to Buy and Intermediate Rent homes are offered on a first come first served basis, unless stated otherwise.

An affordability test will be used to check you can afford the monthly rental payments, whilst taking into consideration living costs such as utilities bills and other expenditures.

You must also demonstrate the ability to save towards a deposit whilst benefitting from a lower monthly rent, enabling you to buy a share in the home later if you are renting on a Rent to Buy basis, or enter into home ownership with another property later on.

 

How much will it cost?

You will need to pay a holding deposit equal to one weeks rent to secure the property while we carry out the referencing process. Referencing will be carried out by Let Alliance and will include a credit check, employment reference and landlord reference.

You’ll also have to pay a security deposit, which is equal to five weeks rent, the day before you receive the keys to your new home. The amount of the holding deposit that you have paid, will be taken off the security deposit.

Your monthly rent will be paid in advance by direct debit on the 1st of each month, we’ll be able to inform you of the exact cost, depending on the date you move in.

What homes are available to rent?

Most of our properties available to rent are one and two bedroom apartments or houses, however we sometimes have three bedroom homes to rent as well.

We have a range of homes to suit everyone’s lifestyle, these are offered on a first come first served basis unless stated otherwise.

For some homes, a local authority (council) may state that a rental property must be let to people with a local connection to the area. This means that some homes will still be prioritised for both MOD personnel and local people before offering it to an applicant that has no connection (for example, living and/or working within that local authority area). If this is the case, we’ll mention this on our website listings and all other marketing. But, if you’re unsure, please do get in touch with us to check.

Who carries out any repairs?

As your landlord, we’ll look after the repairs to your new home. You can report these to us by logging in to the portal.

For residents in the south, login to MyRadian

For residents in the south west, login to MyYarlington

Renting your new home

Once you’ve chosen your new home, we’ll make sure we keep you involved and up to date throughout the process.

We’ll explain how we’ll protect your financial deposit. At this point, you’ll also need to agree a move in date with us and have the necessary funds available.

We’re committed to ensuring our tenancy contract of lettings terms and conditions is clear and fair.

Preparing for your move

To help prepare for your move, we’ll update you on your tenancy start date, the rent and deposit due and once you have passed our referencing process arrange a time for a sign-up appointment by phone to run through where to sign the tenancy documents that we will send you via DocuSign.

We’ll also help you understand all the necessary steps when it comes to moving and can provide you with professional advice and helpful assistance.

Please keep us informed of any changes in your circumstances that might affect the process of renting and moving into your new home.

Welcome to your new home

When it comes to your moving in day, we’ll send you a code for the key safe so that you can access the keys to the property.

An inventory will have been carried out before you move in and this will be sent to you so that you will have your meter readings and locations.

And the next step? Time to enjoy your new Abri home.

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