Renting with us

We offer a range of affordable rented homes across the West Midlands, including houses, flats and bungalows.



How to apply

To rent a home with us you need to apply to your local council.


Once you’ve completed your application form you’ll be placed on a waiting list.


The council will prioritise your application and nominate you for a home suitable for your needs.


You can find links to your council’s housing website below. If you have a question about an application you have made you should contact the council dealing with it.


Right to shared ownership


Some of our new build rented homes benefit from the Right to Shared Ownership Scheme. The scheme applies to new homes built to rent with funding from the Affordable Homes Programme 2021 – 2026.


The Right to Shared Ownership Scheme means that you can buy between 10% to 75% of your home subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.


You usually pay a deposit and mortgage to purchase the proportion of the home you own. You will also pay rent on the proportion you do not own.


Find out more about the right to shared ownership scheme and the application process.


Some homes are exempt from the scheme. You will be advised when you apply if your home is exempt.


Read our Rent Setting Policy here.

Pre-tenancy assessment process is now digital

Our pre-tenancy assessment process has gone digital – making the entire process quicker for you.


This means that if you are a new customer looking to rent with us you will need a valid email address so that we can sign you up to our online customer portal, My Account.


If you are an existing customer wanting to move home, you will need to make sure that the contact information we have for you – including your email address – is up to date.


Benefits of going digital include:

  • no paper form to complete
  • quicker process – you won’t have to wait for the form to be manually processed. Your completed assessment form will go straight onto our system
  • environmentally friendly – reducing the amount of paper we use

Finding a property

For homes in Coventry look at the Coventry Homefinder.

For homes in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country:


Birmingham Home Choice


Dudley at Home 


Sandwell Council


Solihull Home Options


Walsall Council

For homes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:


Herefordshire Home Point


Home Choice Plus (covering Bromsgrove/Malvern Hills/Stratford/Worcester/Wychavon/Wyre Forest)


Redditch Home Choice

Who is eligible?

We need to consider a number of things when we make decisions about offering our homes. This includes whether a home will meet your needs and if we think you will be able to afford the rent.

When making our decision we will consider:

  • If we think the tenancy will be successful
  • What the impact may be on our other customers
  • Your previous tenancies
  • The level of support you may need to conduct your tenancy well and be independent
  • How suitable the property is to meeting yours and your family’s needs.

We will not normally offer a home if:

  • You are under the age of 18, unless it is for a specific housing project where support is in place
  • You are subject to immigration control or you are from abroad and not eligible
  • You or members of your family have caused serious anti-social behaviour in the past
  • You have debts with us or another landlord
  • You can’t afford the rent. We assess everyone to see if they can afford to live in the property
  • You already own another property
  • The accommodation won’t meet your needs
  • You have used false information to gain the property or you have committed tenancy fraud in the past
  • Your previous convictions may indicate you pose a risk to your household, neighbours or wider community. Having a previous conviction does not necessarily exclude you from housing, only where we think there is a risk.

It’s really important that you don’t give false information to get a home. This is tenancy fraud and it’s a criminal offence.

What information do I need to supply?

  • Payslips
  • Benefits
  • Tax credits
  • P60
  • Rent
  • Council tax
  • Utilities
  • Childcare
  • Loans
  • Food bill
  • Insurance
  • Other financial commitments (such as child maintenance, child care, home care and travel costs).
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