Homes to rent
To view the homes we currently have available for rent, please click on the red box on the right
Cross Keys Homes is a housing association, and this means all the homes that we rent are allocated by the local authority for the area in which the homes are located. For you, this means that you need to register with the local authority where you live if you want to rent a home with us.
Applications are dealt with by your local authority. You will need to contact your local council to find out if you are eligible and to apply for a home. If you want to move to a new area, you will need to register with the authority in the area you want to move to, to see if you are eligible to move to the area, rather than where you currently live.
Most local authorities use a system called Choice Based Lettings (CBL) to allocate homes according to your need for a home. Although there are differences between areas, the common feature of CBL is that once you have registered, you have to ‘bid’ for homes that become available, rather than waiting to be offered one. Based on your circumstances you will be awarded a 'priority rating', and this will determine who gets a home if several people bid for it.
The following links will give you more information on how to apply for our homes in the different regions that use the Choice Based Lettings scheme. Alternatively you can call your local council to find out more.
- Peterborough Homes for properties in the Peterborough area
- Home-Link for the Cambridge sub-region
- Homes Direct for the East Northants region
- Keyways for properties in Kettering
- Bedfordshire Homefinder for properties in central Bedford
- My Homes Options for properties in the Bedford Borough Council area
Some local authorities do not use a Choice Based Letting scheme. Where this is the case, we still work with the Council to rent our homes through their housing register. In these areas you will be allocated a home according to their lettings policies. You can find more information about how to register in these areas using the links below.
You can find all the homes we currently have available for rent here.
If you're homeless or being threatened with homelessness, you need to contact your local council as soon as possible to see what support they are able to offer you, including temporary accommodation.
If you already have a home with us, or another housing association, and are looking to move, you can use House Exchange, HomeSwapper or a similar service provided by your landlord to look for other homes available.
We also offer homes for affordable rent as well as for shared ownership to help those wanting to get a foot on the property ladder.
Changes to Housing Benefit
The Housing Benefit [or housing element of Universal Credit] that you receive in the future is changing. From 1 April 2019, the way Housing Benefit [or the housing element of Universal Credit] is calculated will be changing.
If you have signed a new or renewed tenancy since 1 April 2016 you can find out more information about the changes here.