Mid market rent is a type of affordable housing designed for people on low to middle incomes. Rents for mid market homes are typically lower than private rent, but higher than council or housing association rent.
Mid market rent (MMR) aims to help people who are on low to moderate incomes, and who would otherwise be unable to afford to purchase property in the current market.
Yes, you can apply for our current mid market properties – we hold applications for all eligible applicants for up to one month and contact them should any of our existing properties become available.
We advertise on the Citylets website – www.citylets.co.uk You can register on the Citylets website to receive alerts for when a property matching your search criteria becomes available. When properties are available, you can download an application form or request one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0131 554 0403.
You need to complete our application form if you wish to apply for a mid market rent property with us, as additional information is required on your circumstances. Once your completed application form has been received, we will assess it and check all the information you have provided. We will ask for proof of your income (such as wage slips or tax returns, bank statements etc) with your application form. You will be contacted if you are being considered.
As of the 1st December 2017, any new, Private Rental Sector Tenancy you enter into will be a Private Residential Tenancy.
No, they will not be furnished. Carpeting, floor covering (vinyl) and an oven and hob will be provided.
A deposit of one month’s rent is required before entry. This is a security deposit and will be retained to meet the costs of any damage/disrepair caused to the property by the tenant or for any unpaid rent after the property has been vacated. We will protect this deposit by transferring the funds to an Approved Scheme under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Scotland) Regulations.
At the end of the tenancy, you will need to agree with us how the deposit should be allocated. Our Tenancy Deposit Scheme provider will then repay the deposit under the agreement unless there is a dispute between us over the deposit allocation. If there is a dispute, the Scheme provider will ask for evidence from all parties as to how they feel the deposit should be allocated. It will then carry out an adjudication process and issue a draft report for review by all involved.
The rent will normally be higher than that for a comparable social rented property, but lower than privately rented property.
Yes, the maximum household income for all of our mid market properties is £45,443.
Harbour Homes is managing the properties for the landlord, Harbour Lettings, and will ensure the accommodation meets the Government Repairing Standard for private housing at the start of your tenancy and at all times during the occupancy. The tenant will be liable for the cost of repairs where the need for them is due to their fault or negligence or that of any person residing with them or any of their guests. Full details of the respective repairs responsibilities (yours and ours) will be issued to you as part of the allocation process.
You must apply for permission to keep a pet. We will usually give permission to keep pets, but the tenant must be aware that it is their responsibility to clean up after their pets and any damage caused by pets will be charged to the tenant.
The property size offered will be appropriate for the household composition. Allocations should not result in significant under occupancy or overcrowding. We will normally allow for no more than one additional bedroom.
If mid market doesn’t sound right for you, you may be interested in looking at social housing in Leith and north Edinburgh instead. Harbour Homes has award-winning affordable homes stretching from Granton to Portobello!