Advice for affordable living applicants


Everything you need to know about applying for an affordable living property.  

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At Derwent Living we have been providing affordable homes to rent for over 50 years.  We pride ourselves on giving an excellent service to all of our customers. 

Why choose us?

When you rent a home with us, we offer you so much more than four walls.  You will get peace of mind from choosing a well-known, reputable landlord.

Some of our key features include:

  • No deposit and no upfront fees
  • Long-term lets
  • A wide choice of homes to suit individuals, couples and families
  • Visible and transparent service standards
  • Customer support available 24/7 with our emergency helpline
  • You can manage your home with our on-line services

As a business with social responsibility at its heart we strive to:

  • Improve standards and services
  • Create decent homes and neighbourhoods
  • Encourage and help you get involved
  • Ensure we give you good value for money

Finding a property

We advertise our affordable living rental properties on our find a home website so it’s easy for you to find exactly what you are looking for, at a time that convenient to you.

New properties are added regularly.  If you don’t find what you are looking for straight away, remember to check back in case your perfect home becomes available.

Creating an account

Our system only accepts applications for affordable living properties. 

You will need to create an account to apply for a property.  It's simple and only takes a few moments to sign up.

If you select a property before you create an account, it will automatically bring it through when you have completed the sign up process. 

Once you have created an account and verified via email you can log in. 

Applying for properties

You can choose to apply for properties from our find a home system at any time, and it will add them to your property list. 

You need to complete all sections of the application form including income and expenditure details for your household. During the application process you will need to verify your identity and need to have have proof of ID ready. 

Before you can submit the form, you will be asked to confirm your details are correct and accept our terms and conditions.

Once your application has been submitted we will be in touch with you if we are able to offer you the property. 

Viewing and visiting properties

We advertise properties as soon as we receive notice from the outgoing tenant.  This means that the property may not yet be available.

Also due to the high volume of applicants, we aren’t able to show people around our homes before they apply.

We try to post floor plans and photographs of the inside and outside of our homes to give you a good idea of what they are like.  We also post the location of our homes so you are free to explore the local area before choosing to apply.  We recommend looking at various times of the day, but do request that you do not try to look inside the property as it may still be lived in by the current tenant.