What is Mid Market Rent (MMR)?
There isn’t enough social housing for everyone who needs it, and private renting can be very expensive. The government has created the initiative of MMR to provide an alternative. MMR properties are run as private lets by housing associations and are 20% cheaper than the average private rent for the area.
Would I be a Social Housing Tenant?
No you would not be a social housing tenant, and you would not be managed by Ore Valley Housing Association. You would be more like a private tenant and your landlord would be Ore Valley Enterprises.
What Type of Tenancy Agreement Would I Get?
When you sign up to a MMR property you get a Short Assured Tenancy, which is the same as what you would receive if you were renting privately. This is different to the Scottish Secure Tenancy social housing tenants receive, and generally is for a set term initially of 6 months.
How Do I Apply?
You can fill out an MMR application form which you can pick up from our office, or you can apply online. Or if you prefer, you can call us on 01592 721 917 and we can post one out to you.
Do You Accept People On Benefits?
If you are on benefits then MMR may not be the best option for you, as the rent may be unaffordable. We don’t want to put anyone into a situation where they would not be able to pay their rent, and therefore get into debt. If you are on benefits, speak to us about other housing options as we may be able to help you.
Is There A Waiting List?
It depends on the area you are interested in and how popular they are. For some of our properties
there is a very small waiting list, others are immediately available, so you would need to contact us to find out the availability of the property you are interested in.
Where Are Your MMR Properties?
We have MMR properties in Lochore, Kelty, Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly. We have further properties coming up in Dysart. To chat about whether MMR is right for you or to discuss anything further please speak to one of our housing team on 01592 721 917.