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Rent from us

Image: A couple looking at their Optivo rent statement onlineIf you’re looking for a place to rent we've got lots of great options.

We’ve homes throughout London, the South East and the Midlands.

How to apply

You can apply to be housed with Optivo by contacting your local authority.
 

Once you've completed your housing application form you'll be placed on the local authority waiting list.

The Council will prioritise your application, and nominate you to a home suitable for your needs. This might be done through a Choice Based Letting system.

Choice Based Lettings (CBL) allows you to apply for a home of your choice.

Your Council area may operate a CBL system where you can apply for available homes that suit your needs.

The local authorities advertise details of all available properties online, in local authority offices and in local libraries weekly or fortnightly.


 

What kind of home can I apply for?

 

All Optivo properties are offered to customers based on the size of the household. This means you can have one bedroom for each person or couple living in the home. There are some exceptions:

  • Two children under 16 of the same gender are expected to share
  • Two children under 10 are expected to share regardless of gender
  • A disabled resident who needs a non-resident overnight carer will be allowed an extra bedroom
  • Approved foster carers will be allowed an additional room so long as they have fostered a child, or became a foster carer in the last 12 months
  • Adult children in the armed forces will be treated as continuing to live at home even when deployed on operations.

We’re not able to offer homes that are bigger than you or your family need, based on the above criteria. This is in line with Government recommendations.

Is the home affordable?


We’ll also check to make sure customers can afford to pay the rent on any property they might be offered. This applies to all customers, whether or not they receive benefits.

If you’d like to know more about this, please contact us.

Already an Optivo resident and want to move?

If you are an existing resident and looking to move, there are a number of options available to you. Read our Housing options booklet for more information.


Property Lookup

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