West Berkshire Council

Housing Development in West Berkshire

Different types of affordable housing

Housing affordability is a genuine issue for many people, with an average house price in West Berkshire of £450,000.

In West Berkshire we would like people to be able to live in an area they choose, in the type of home they want and have the choice of renting or owning their own home.

Affordable housing is a term used to describe different tenures that are more affordable to people who can't buy their own home at present. The different types of affordable housing are as follows:

  • social rented - rented housing owned and managed by a Registered Provider (RP)

  • affordable rented - rented housing let by RPs to households eligible for social rented housing; you will not pay more than 80% of the local market rent

  • intermediate housing - homes at prices and rents that are above social rented but below market rents; a low cost way to own a home


Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Housing Development Team

(01635) 551111