We don't use a waiting list
You'll need to register with the local authority you want to move to or sign up with Jigsaw. Depending on your circumstances, the local authority will then consider your application and give you a priority banding. You can then bid on suitable properties.
London residents can also participate in the Mayor of London's housing mobility scheme Housing Moves which allows tenants of London boroughs or housing associations to move outside their existing borough to a different part of London.
Read our full allocations and lettings policy (PDF, 273KB) to find out about our approach to the allocation and letting of our social rent, affordable rent and affordable homes, and the options available to people who want to live in a Hyde Group property.
We're committed to supporting all local authorities with their homeless duty, by offering properties that have failed to be allocated via the local authority housing and allocation policy.
As part of this commitment we will be using Jigsaw. It is similar to a choice-based lettings website and will give people who are unable to access the housing register the option to find an affordable home. Jigsaw is owned by Housing Partners who also own Homeswapper.
Benefits of Jigsaw
- It's free to applicants.
- It uses local connection criteria, so shortlists will be prioritised based on set criteria. View Rent a home, Mobility and Allocation criteria (PDF, 336KB)
- It helps reduce homelessness in the area.
- It helps to reduce the number of empty properties in the area.
- It can help reduce the number of people on the housing register.
- Many other social landlords are also using Jigsaw, which increases the number of properties available for applicants to bid on.
What are the next steps?
- You will need to register with Jigsaw.
- Registration is quick and easy. You will be asked a few questions to get started, including the area you want to be and your household details.
- Jigsaw will inform you when your application has been successful.
- You will then be able to bid on properties that meet your needs.
Intermediate market rent is designed to help potential first-time buyers who cannot yet afford to buy a home, but want the chance to save for a deposit to purchase a home within the next five years.
It gives them the opportunity to rent a brand new or refurbished home, or a home that is being re-let at less than the market rate. The rent charged is normally approximately 20% lower than what you would expect to pay for a similar home in a similar area if you were renting from a private landlord.
Funded by the Mayor of London, London Living Rent (LLR) is a Government-backed scheme that enables you to rent a home at a discounted rate – sometimes up to as much as 50% less than a similar property on the open market.
Intermediate Market Rent (IMR) offers the benefit of a 20% discount on the full market rent for new build and existing homes.
Previously only available to Key Workers but now available to applicants who are not eligible for Social Housing or who cannot afford to buy.
What is Intermediate Market Rent (IMR)?
Hyde’s Intermediate Market rent is designed to help potential first time buyers who cannot yet afford to buy a home, but want the chance to save for a deposit to purchase a home within the next 5 years.
IMR offers the opportunity to rent a brand new or refurbished home, or a home being re-let at less than the market rate. The rent charged is approximately 20% lower than what you would expect to pay to a private landlord.
As well as being more affordable, you have the assurance that your home is built, managed and let by a registered housing provider.
Homes are available to rent on an assured short hold tenancy, initially for six months then subject to satisfactory occupancy. This is reviewed regularly.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- be able to afford 80 per cent of the local market rent,
- undergo a credit check and landlord referencing,
- be unable to purchase a suitable home to meet your housing needs on the open market,
- not already own a home or will have sold their current home before they purchase or rent and
- be in a working household.
Total household income must not exceed:
- £90,000 for a property in London, or
- £80,000 for a property outside London
To find out which Intermediate Market Rent properties are currently advertised, visit rightmove.co.uk
Moving out of your home - ending your tenancy
If you wish to end your tenancy, you'll need to give us the correct notice period for your tenancy type (either weekly or monthly) in writing. The notice period for weekly tenancies is four weeks from the Monday following the date we received your notice to quit. The notice period for monthly tenancies is one calendar month from the date we received your notice to quit. However, tenancy agreements may vary so always check your individual agreement for details.
Moving out of your home temporarily
In certain situations, we may ask you to temporarily move out of your property.
For example, if we need to carry out works to your home, and the process will help us complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is called ‘decanting’. Find out more about what it means for you and how we can help.