If you are looking to rent a home in Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties, bpha may be able to help. We own around 18,000 homes, with a wide range of housing to meet different people’s needs for affordable rent.

Affordable rent

If you’re looking for social housing rented accommodation you will need to register with your local authority to join their allocations scheme. bpha allocates homes across 19 different local authority areas. Information on how you can apply to your relevant local authority is listed below:

Bedford – You can apply to join the Bedford Borough Housing Register via Bedford Borough Council’s online lettings website MyHomeOptions. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Milton Keynes – You can apply to join the Milton Keynes Housing Register via the Milton Keynes website. You will need to register an account and complete a housing concerns form.

Cambridge City, South Cambs and Huntingdonshire – You can apply to join the Housing Register for either Cambridge City, South Cambs and Huntingdonshire via the online lettings website Home-Link. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Central Bedfordshire – You can apply to join the Central Bedfordshire Housing Register via Central Bedfordshire Council’s online lettings website MyHomeCentral. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Luton – You can apply to join the Luton Housing Register via the Luton website. You will need to register an account and complete a housing register application form.

South Northants – You can apply to join the South Northants Housing Register via the South Northants website. You will need to register an account and complete a housing register application form.

Kettering Borough, Corby and Wellingborough – You can apply to join the Housing Register for either Kettering Borough, Corby and Wellingborough via the online lettings website Keyways. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Daventry – You can apply to join the Housing Register for Daventry via the West Northamptonshire Council website. You will need to register for Home Choice and complete an application form.

Northampton – You can apply to join the Housing Register for Northampton via the West Northamptonshire Council website. You will need to answer a few questions before completing an online an application form.

Peterborough – You can apply to join the Peterborough Housing Register via Peterborough Council’s online lettings website Housing Jigsaw. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Cherwell District Council – You can apply to join the Cherwell District Housing Register via Cherwell District Council’s online lettings website HomeChoice. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

South Oxfordshire – You can apply to join the South Oxfordshire District Housing Register via South Oxfordshire Council’s online lettings website Homechoice. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Vale of White Horse – You can apply to join the Vale of White Horse Housing Register via Vale of White Horse District Council’s online lettings website Homechoice. You will need to register an account and complete an application form.

Oxford City Council – You can apply to join the Housing Register for Oxford City via the Oxford City Council website. You will need to download an application form for completion.

Mutual exchange

If you already rent a bpha home, but need to move because the property no longer meets your needs, you may (with our written permission) be able to swap homes with another tenant by doing a Mutual Exchange.

Mutual Exchange is often much quicker than waiting for a transfer, a great solution for people who want to downsize and a way to move if you don’t qualify for a transfer under the Allocations Scheme.

bpha rental tenants may be able to exchange with another Housing Association or Local Authority Tenant by finding an exchange partner through the House Exchange website.

Alternatively you can use the House Exchange App, which makes finding and swapping homes more easy for you. It is available to download from the Apple App Store and on Android at the Google Play Store.

House Exchange is a database of information given by tenants that want to move, and offers a service allowing tenants to search immediately for housing options across the whole of the UK.

Both parties must complete an application form, and send it with supporting information to bpha. We will check your eligibility for this scheme and make a decision within 42 days of receiving the application form.

Don’t wait…call us now on 0330 100 0272, or email us.

Supported Living

In addition to our standard properties, bpha provides specialist housing across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

The support offered varies, and is provided through different partner agencies, including Social Workers, Support Agencies, Care Managers and Community Mental Health Teams.

We offer a number of Specialist Schemes:

  • Mental Health
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Refuges for women and children facing Domestic Abuse
  • Young People
  • Care Homes

For further information, please contact us and ask for the Specialist Housing Team.

If you have any questions, or if you would to speak with us to find out more, please get in touch.

Retirement Living

Sheltered accommodation specially designed to help people over the age of 55 live independently.

Find out more.

Private Rental

Private rental properties can be quicker to obtain, with more choice available. They are usually offered on an assured shorthold tenancy for a fixed term of at least six months. The rent charged will depend on the size and location of the property.

Visit the Government’s website to find out whether you are entitled to any financial assistance towards your rent.

Other local authority areas

bpha has properties in other local authority areas. We work in partnership on a number of choice-based lettings schemes – this means you can choose the homes you would like to be considered for. View the links below to find out about schemes that we are currently part of.

Cambridge: www.home-link.org.uk
Peterborough: www.peterborough-homes.com