Mid market rent is a form of affordable housing that allows tenants to pay rent levels below the normal private market rent level in the local area, although rents are higher than what a tenant would normally expect to pay in social housing. Rent levels are usually set at around 85 – 100% per cent of the local housing allowance.
Mid market rent is targeted at people on a low to moderate income, and provides an alternative solution to people who are struggling to find affordable private rent properties.
Applicants completing a Highland Housing Register Application Form should express their interest in mid market rent by selecting the housing option ‘Renting a property at mid market rent’ on page 18 of the Form.
Allocations of mid market rent properties will be made in accordance with the Highland Housing Register Allocations Policy.