Types of rent
We provide affordable housing, which is defined as social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, to eligible households who may struggle to meet prices in the open market.
We also provide shared ownership housing to help people into home ownership in manageable stages.
As a social landlord our rents are our main income. We also recognise that for our tenants this may be their main outgoing. We therefore aim:
- to set our rents in a fair, open and transparent way, in accordance with the policy statement on rents for social housing issued by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the rent standard.
- to keep rents as affordable as possible, while allowing West Kent to meet its financial commitments.
- to ensure that our rents are competitive and give our tenants good value for money.
The types of rent we offer are: