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Intermediate rent (IMR)

With IMR you can rent a home at less than the market rate. The rent charged is normally about 20% less than renting a similar home in a similar area privately. As well as being more affordable, you have the assurance that your home is built, managed and let by us.

IMR is available to home seekers who do not qualify for social rent or affordable rent homes and who cannot afford to buy a home of their own outright.

IMR is a housing option for people who are not ready to commit to buying a home right now, have difficulty securing a mortgage at the moment, or would like to save to buy a home in the next five years. IMR homes are usually let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy basis with a minimum six month contract period.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our range of IMR homes, please email


Buying options

Buy a share in a brand new or resale home from Metropolitan. You pay a mortgage on the part you own and a subsidised rent on the part you don’t own. Learn more about your buying options here.

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Buying your first home is a big commitment. Find out more how to make the process as smooth as possible.

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Looking? We offer a range of housing options to help first time buyers. We assist social tenants, Ministry of Defence personnel, those considered a housing priority and second steppers.