Intermediate Rent Policy and Homes for Intermediate Rent Design Standards

Date published: 30 March 2023

The Department for Communities has produced a new affordable housing policy which aims to create an additional supply of homes, providing a new affordable 'Intermediate Rent' housing option.

To complement the policy a draft 'Homes for Intermediate Rent Design Standards' document has been produced to provide information on the standards expected for Intermediate Rent homes. Any comments on the draft design standards document can be sent to


The Department has reviewed the equality impacts associated with the policy and an equality screening has been published.

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