New Accommodation

We are pleased to be able to offer new accommodation, managed through Town Hall Lettings. The properties have been commissioned with the aim of helping local residents to access good quality private sector accommodation let at submarket rents.

The accommodation will be a mixture of one, two and three bedroom properties located within the Chesterton and Arbury areas of Cambridge. Please note that these properties are not owned by the Council, a Housing Association or a Registered Provider, but by Cambridge City Housing Company.  This is an innovative new Housing Company, wholly owned by Cambridge City Council, which has been set up to provide high quality intermediate rental homes: that is, homes for those with low priority for social housing but who may be struggling to pay private sector rents in Cambridge.

The company’s properties will be managed by Town Hall Lettings and will be let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies for one year which will be renewable annually.

An indication of the monthly rent for each different type of property will be as follows in the first year of the tenancy:

Aylesborough Close

Number of bedrooms Monthly rent (including service charges) Deposit
One bedroom £895 £1,345
Two bedrooms £995 £1,495
Three bedrooms £1,264 £1,895

Water Lane

Number of bedrooms Monthly rent (including service charges) Deposit
One bedroom £919 £1,380
Two bedrooms £1,120 £1,680
Three bedrooms £1,274 £1,910

Eligibility

We are keen to make sure that tenants will be able to afford the properties. We are also keen to make sure that properties are let to people who may not be able to access higher-cost accommodation. Therefore we are limiting applications to households with the following annual income:

Aylesborough Close

Number of bedrooms Minimum income Maximum income
One bedroom £27,000 £41,000
Two bedrooms £30,000 £53,500
Three bedrooms £38,000 £56,000

Water Lane

Number of bedrooms Minimum income Maximum income
One bedroom £27,500 £41,000
Two bedrooms £33,600 £53,500
Three bedrooms £38,300 £56,000

How to apply

We will prioritise applications in line with the Cambridge City Housing Company’s Lettings Policy. Please note that priority will be given to households registered on Home-Link who are residing in Cambridge City, with preference given to those with continuous residence of 12 months or over.

To register an interest, contact us through this page.

You will not be charged for registering an interest and it will not commit you to anything. If you are shortlisted and successfully apply for a property, we will charge a one-off set-up fee of £150 for a single applicant or £200 if you are part of a couple. Applicants must be in a position to pay the first month’s rent, deposit equal to one and a half month’s rent and fee before they move in and the tenancy starts.

If you need further information, try our Frequently-Asked Questions page, our fees page or contact us.