Hartley Gardens, Mannamead

Hartley Gardens

Tamar Housing is proud to be working with Rentplus, Pillar Land Securities and Plymouth City Council to provide 13 affordable rent to buy homes at the contemporary Hartley Gardens development situated in Mannamead, Plymouth.

Hartley Gardens will feature 29 new homes in total, 13 of which are Rentplus homes that will be available upon the completion of the development. Work has begun on site and is progressing well and the first homes are due for completion in early 2019.

 The 13 affordable Rentplus homes comprise of:

  • Eight 1 bedroom apartments
  • Two 2 bedroom apartments
  • Three 3 bedroom houses

You can download more information about the properties here:

Who Should Apply for a Rentplus Home?

Rentplus is aimed at people who are looking to move into home ownership.  You might be renting privately, living with relatives or renting from a housing association or Council.  Rentplus will be especially attractive to younger families who will be able to get a mortgage in 5 to 20 years.

You will need to show that you can save a deposit over a number of years, that you will be able to get a mortgage and that you are committed to home ownership.

Rentplus would be suitable for people who

  • Are in work or in training
  • Have been saving for a deposit or are able to do so
  • Have a good credit history or who are already taking steps to improve their credit score

Rentplus will especially suit people who are looking to buy a home but aren’t able to do so yet, as you will get the chance to save up for a deposit while living in your new home.  You might be looking to get a better job, training for a career or looking for promotion.

What should you consider before bidding for a Rentplus Home?

You should consider the following questions carefully before bidding.

a)    Can you afford to pay the rent and start saving for a deposit?

b)    Will you be able to get a mortgage when your home comes to the end of its time as a Rentplus home?

c)    How old will you be when your home comes to the end of its time as a Rentplus home?  If you will be over 50 this might affect your ability to get a mortgage.

d)    Are there better housing options for you? 

If you are high on the HomeChoice list, waiting for a Housing Association home might be a better option.

Applying for Rentplus

Rentplus is new type of affordable housing aimed at people who aspire to home ownership. You will be able to rent a home at an affordable rent (80% of the market rent) for between 5 and 20 years.  At the end of this time you will get the chance to buy your home with the benefit of a gifted deposit. Priority for Rentplus homes will be given to those bidding using Devon Home Choice (see above link) in the first instance. Should there be insufficient applications with a local connection who bid then Tamar will consider applications made directly. To apply directly to Tamar please click on the "applying for a Rentplus home" link above.

If you are interested in a Rentplus property at Hartley Gardens then please complete this form and register on Devon Home Choice here as soon as possible.