Affordable housing is social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. In the district the providers of affordable housing include the District Council and Private Registered Providers.
The planning definition of affordable housing can be found here.
Social rented housing
Since 2004 the council's housing stock has been managed by Newark and Sherwood Homes, the Council has a housing stock of just fewer than 5,500. You can apply to rent a home on line through Newark and Sherwood Homes’ Easylet scheme. Please click the link to view a copy of the council's allocation scheme: Allocation scheme (PDF File, 458kb)
There are also other housing associations (Private Registered Providers) which offer affordable homes for rent or shared ownership in the district.
The Council has an excellent record of affordable housing delivery with its partners, seeing over 130 new affordable homes units in 2017/2018. With many more schemes anticipated for delivery between 2019 and 2021.
Affordable Housing Delivery 2015/16 (PDF File, 140kb)
Affordable Housing Delivery 2016/17 (PDF File, 140kb)
Affordable Housing Delivery 2017/18 (PDF File, 145kb)
Anticipated delivery of new affordable homes
To find out where new affordable homes are being developed please look at the below link.
Anticipated Delivery (PDF File, 210kb)
Low cost home ownership
Apart from renting there are also options to purchase homes at an affordable level and these are explained on the Help to Buy Midlands website.
In the district there are a number of homes that you can purchase through the Shared Ownership scheme.
If you require further information on your affordable housing options and where homes are being developed please contact the Housing Strategy & Development Business Unit on 01636 655462 or email Strategic Housing.
An affordable way to take your first step on the property ladder.
How Shared Ownership works:
- You purchase a share of the property, between 25 and 75% depending on affordability, with a mortgage or lump sum.
- You pay a subsidised rent on the share you don't own.
- You can increase the share you own anytime, you can own up to 100%
- If you own more than 80% and decide to sell, the Association will buy the property back from you.
- There is no obligation to increase your share. You can sell your share on at any time.
- Households earning less than £60,000 a year, first time buyers, previous homeowners and keyworkers who need help to buy are eligible.
Contacts and advice
If you are a Newark and Sherwood Homes tenant and you have enquiries about your rent or making adaptations or repairs to your home, speak to Newark and Sherwood Homes on 0800 561 0010 , call the Freephone repairs hotline on 0800 561 0010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org