North Tawton

Little Meadows

Tamar Housing has been working with Rentplus, Wainhomes and West Devon Borough Council to provide 11 new Rentplus homes and 8 new affordable rent homes at Batheway Fields, North Tawton.

The Rentplus properties comprise of:

  • 9 two bedroom houses (Rent approx £520 pcm)
  • 1 three bedroom house (Rent approx £560 pcm)
  • 1 four bedroom house (Rent approx £660 pcm)

The affordable homes comprise of:

  • 4 one bed flats
  • 2 two bed coach houses
  • 1 three bed house
  • 1 four bed house

Work is well underway on site and the first new Rentplus and affordable homes will be available for occupation around August 2017.

Download information sheets here:

Local Connection?

Applicants with a local connection to the Parish of North Tawton will be considered first.  A local connection is a person who (in order of preference);

a) Has been living in the Parish of North Tawton for 3 of the last 5 years

b) Has been living in the Parish of North Tawton for 6 out of the last 12 months

c) Has permanent work (16 hours per week or more) in the parish of Wembury for at least the last 3 months.  Self employment can be considered

d) Has immediate family (parents, siblings, non-dependent children) who have lived in the Borough for the previous 5 years

e) Has employment within the Parish or Borough (minimum 16 hours per week) for the previous 6 months

If there are insufficient applications from people with a local connection to the Parish of North Tawton, Tamar may consider those who have a local connection to the West Devon Borough area.

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

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 HomeChoice (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.