Intermediate Rent Model Consultation

Closes 14 Jan 2022

Opened 18 Oct 2021


Intermediate Rent is a private rental product, situated in terms of tenancy duration and rent cost between social and market private rentals. It is variously referred to as ‘affordable rent’, ‘Mid-Market rent’, and ‘cost rental’ in other neighbouring jurisdictions, and seeks to provide high quality, well managed, affordable homes for rent for tenants who cannot or do not wish to access home ownership and would be unlikely to attain sufficient points to have a realistic chance of accessing social housing in an area of choice. Models of this kind have been operational across the UK and Ireland for some time, but have yet to be provided in any formal way in the housing market here.

Why your views matter

Following a period of research, evidence gathering, and informal engagement, the Department has now developed an outline framework of proposals for the introduction of an Intermediate Rent model.  The purpose of this consultation is to set out these proposals and to seek your views on the proposed Intermediate Rent model framework.  The Department intends to supplement this document with structured engagement with potential tenants and delivery partners to seek their specific views on the benefits or barriers for them with the proposed model.

Please find a link to the consultation document below:

Consultation on Intermediate Rent Development of Policy and Model | Department for Communities (

An easy read version of the document is also available.

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