Registered housing providers are also known as Registered Social Landlords or Housing Associations. They provide affordable homes for people in housing need. Most are not for profit and they vary in size from small, local organisations with a small number of properties to national ones with more than 50,000 homes. Most of these homes are rented at affordable rates but some are sold through low cost home ownership schemes.
Some registered providers provide general needs accommodation and some offer support for people with a range of needs including -
- older people
- people with disabilities and learning disabilities
- people who have been homeless
Many registered providers request nominations from us for some of their available properties. This is where we ‘nominate’ a customer, or customers, to them from our housing list for one of their available properties. We usually advertise these properties but occasionally we might nominate without doing this where
- there is a very urgent need
- or the registered provider has not asked us to advertise the property
In order to be able to bid for advertised nominations or be considered for nomination you need to be registered on our housing list. You can see information to register on the housing list here.
Accessing registered provider accommodation directly
Some registered providers only allocate their available properties through a nomination from us, however many also allocate some of their properties from their own housing lists.
You therefore need to contact each one for advice about registering directly with them.
Each provider has different policies, for example -
- require rent in advance
- a savings limit
- age restrictions
You will find a lot of this information out by checking their websites and contacting them to apply if you are interested.