With this type of housing, a company or organisation is your Landlord. It could be a Housing Association, aka a Social Landlord, or your local Council.
Rents are usually lower than in Private Rented
The length of your tenancy is much longer, even on starter/ introductory tenancies
Most Councils and Housing Associations won’t ask for a deposit upfront
Most can provide additional support for their tenants if they need it
You would have to apply for this type of housing, and go onto a waiting list. Applicants are put into ‘bands’ of priority, and depending on your circumstances, if you’re in a lower band, your wait will be much longer than those in higher bands.
There a fewer types of housing available, such as one bedroom flats & sometimes very few places available in certain areas
There are very few house sharing options in this type of Housing
How to get a Housing Association or Council Housing Property
In Conwy & Denbighshire, you just have to apply once through SARTH (Single Access Route To Housing). SARTH is a single point of contact for all social housing options in your County. You will have a Housing Options interview to see what is the best option for you based on your circumstances. It’s really important to keep in mind that Social Housing/ Housing Association Property are in high demand. This can mean a lack of availability or choice, and very long waiting times, sometimes years, for a suitable property.
If you’re in Conwy, contact Conwy Housing Solutions or call 0300 124 0050
If you’re in Denbighshire email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01824 712911