Market Rented and Rent To Buy

Market Rent

We have a number of Market Rent properties that are let without the restrictions contained within our Selection and Allocation policy. To be accepted for one of these properties, you must be working and be able to pass a credit check to ensure you are able to afford the rental.These properties are let on an Assured Shorthold basis and the rents are set at market rent levels. You would be required to pay a month’s rent up front and a month’s rent as a deposit, which is the protected in the Deposit Protection Service.

We have a mixture of flats and houses in the following areas of Essex and Suffolk:-

Southend, South Ockendon, Barking, Dunmow, Waltham Abbey and 50 houses in Rendlesham, Suffolk.

If you are interested in viewing one of our properties you would need to contact the local branch of Countrywide. They also carry out the credit referencing service for the Association.

The Countrywide branches to contact are:-

Southend – 01702 434334

Thurrock/Barking/Waltham Abbey – 01375 482076

Chelmsford (for properties in Dunmow) – 01245 345454

Ipswich (for properties in Rendlesham) – 01473 218406

If you would like to know more information and find out which properties are due to become available, please contact the Market Rent Team on 0300 304 5000 or email

Rent to Buy

We have a small number of 1 bed flats that are available for rent under the Rent to Buy scheme. This is where an applicant will be able to live in a property at a discounted rent for a period of 2 years in order to save a deposit to buy the property. All applicants must register with the Government’s appointed agents. The Rent to Homebuy agents for the East and South East of England are BPHA. You can find out more by contacting 03333 214044 or