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Rent First - intermediate rent

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Rent First aims to help local authorities and housing associations meet their housing objectives. These include creating mixed income developments and communities which can access affordable properties to buy or rent.

This final guidance should be used with the current Social Housing Grant (SHG) and Recycled Capital Grant procedures.

This final guidance:

  • provides background, context and reasons for Rent First intermediate rent; 
  •  defines criteria for use with SHG funded intermediate rent; and
  • sets out the detail behind the implementation and operation of intermediate rent.