Affordable homes for rent made available

Northumberland Estates' agent, Andrew Robson, with Story's assistant site manager, Paul Tate, outside the new affordable homes, available to let. Picture by Steve Brock Photography
Northumberland Estates' agent, Andrew Robson, with Story's assistant site manager, Paul Tate, outside the new affordable homes, available to let. Picture by Steve Brock Photography

Seven new affordable homes are being made available, with priority going to local residents.

The properties have been built in Longhoughton, as part of Story Homes’ development of more than 60 houses.

The affordable units are a mix of two and three bedrooms. They are being made available to rent by Northumberland Estates, through the Homefinder UK scheme.

Interested applicants will need to register with Homefinder UK, via its website, and bid on the properties as they become available.

Registration begins today. The houses will be allocated based upon housing need, with local residents given priority.

Qualifying individuals demonstrating eligibility under affordable housing rules can rent the properties at a discounted rent of 80 per cent of market value. Northumberland Estates will be using Bradley Hall’s Alnwick branch to oversee the letting process.

Andrew Robson, agent for the Estates, said: “We are keen to see more affordable homes delivered to maintain strong local communities. We also see this as an investment in our residential portfolio, providing the means to offer more high quality, smaller houses.”

Nicola Rosul, senior land manager at Story Homes, said: “We are pleased to be working with the Estates to boost the affordable housing supply for local people. Chancel Place has proved very popular so far.”

Later this year, 10 affordable units at Townfoot, Lesbury, will become available and allocated through Homefinder UK. This is a joint venture between the Estates and Lindisfarne Homes.