How do I apply for an Intermediate rent home?

What is Intermediate Rent?

Intermediate Rent properties are advertised on Rightmove and these properties are where rent is charged up to 20% less than the average for that area.

How do I apply?

Firstly, you need to register with local Homebuy agent. You can do this on their website or you call them on 03333214044. They will give you a reference number and you will need to provide us with this. We cannot process your application without this.

You need to fill out the application form, this can be found by clicking here.

Send your completed application form via email to or our postal address Futures Housing Group, PO BOX 141, Innovation House, Coniston Court, Blyth, NE24 9FQ.

You have 5 working days to return this information to us including the Help to Buy refence number.

What happens next?

Our Home Choices team will review your application within 3 working days.

We will carry out an affordability assessment with you and you need to submit 3 months bank statements and 3 months’ payslips so we can do a credit check. If you have had more than one address in the last 3 years, include these in your email for the credit check.  You also need to send us a copy of Photo ID which can be a driving licence or passport.

We need payslips to verify wages and national insurance is being paid and then we need bank statements to verify you have a working UK bank account.

I want to accept the property

If you wish to accept the property, we will require the following before signing the tenancy agreement and handover of the keys.

  • Pay 5 weeks rent as a deposit, held with the Deposit Protection Scheme.
  • Pay 4 weeks rent in advance.

We will then agree a date and time for you to sign for the property and you can move into your new home!