This is it, your first step to your new home! Once you've found the home you would like to apply for, you'll need to complete our online application.

Our application process is clear and we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to apply for a home.

What do I need to know?

  • The minimum rental period is one month, with a four week notice period
  • The simple, clear rental agreements contain no hidden charges.

Before you can apply for a home, you will need to create an account if you haven’t already got one. Creating an account is simple and it only takes a few moments to sign up.

Once you have logged in, go to the property you wish to apply for on our homes to rent site and select ‘apply for property’. This will take you directly to our online application form and the property details will automatically be filled in for you at the top of the page.

One you have completed the form, you’ll be asked to agree with our terms and conditions before submitting your application.

Anything else?

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to verify your identity so it will be helpful if you have proof of ID, address and income ready when applying for a property.

Once your application has been submitted, one of our lettings and marketing team will soon be in touch.

Welcome on board

Ready to start applying for your new home? You'll need to create an account first. It's only takes a few moments and you'll also be able to enjoy our enhanced search features to make finding your home even easier.

Getting to know you

We'll ask you for some documents before you can complete your application, just so we can verify your identity and income. You'll be able to upload these as images or pdfs

FAQs

Our simple, online process makes applying for your home as easy as possible.

Before you can apply for a home, you will need to create an account if you haven’t already got one. Creating an account is simple and it only takes a few moments to sign up.

Once you have logged in, go to the property you wish to apply for on our homes to rent site and select ‘apply for property’. This will take you directly to our online application form and the property details will automatically be filled in for you at the top of the page.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to verify your identity so it will be helpful if you have proof of ID, address and income ready when applying for a property.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we aren’t able to show people around our homes before they apply.

We try to post photographs of the inside and outside of our homes to give you a good idea of what they are like. We also post the location of our homes so you are free to explore the local area before choosing to apply.

Due to the high volume of applications and available homes, we will only contact you if your application has been successful. Successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days.

Due to the high volume of applications, it would not be practical for us to tell everyone what position they are on the waiting list.

We allocate properties on a first come, first served basis and successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days. If you haven’t heard after this time, please look at some of our other homes to rent.

Due to the high volume of applications and available homes, we will only contact you if your application has been successful. We allocate properties on a first come, first served basis. Successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days.

We will be currently considering the next applicant on the list. If you are to be considered for the property the central lettings team will contact you directly.

Our homes can be in high demand so we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If your application isn’t successful, this means we will have already received a number of applicants for that particular home and they have provided all information and been verified.

Alternatively, you may not have provided all of your verification documents or not meet the criteria, in which case your application will not be successful.

We are adding new properties to the website throughout the day. However our saved search notifications are sent once per day in the evening. If you are searching for a property in a high demand area we would advise you to regularly check the website rather than waiting for the notification.

Places for People offers monthly tenancies and we request four weeks’ notice if you are looking to move home.

Some of our partners have different terms, such as a six-month minimum rental period and fixed tenancy, but this will always be stated in the individual property advert.