Renting a Property

Looking for a new home, you’ve come to the right place. We have over 14,000 rented properties across the North East, catering for a wide range of age groups and family sizes.

If you want to find out more about our properties and make an enquiry about applying click “Find a Property”

To give yourself the best chance of renting from Bernicia Homes, you should also register with your local authority Choice Based Lettings Scheme.

For North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, visit:

For Northumberland, visit:

For Durham, visit:

For Sunderland, visit:

*Sunderland City Council do not operate a Choice Based Lettings Scheme but do have nomination rights for Bernicia Homes vacancies.


Renting a home

Our promise to you

We will:

  • Have a clear application, decision-making and appeal process
  • Provide clear information about our properties on our website
  • Promote online applications, with support for those who can’t do this themselves
  • Carry out pre-tenancy income and expenditure checks to make sure your home is affordable
  • Make sure that all properties are clean, safe and secure when let
  • Provide clear, practical advice on appliances and central heating.



Your Tenancy

Your Rent

Benefits and Money

Looking After Your Home


Keeping Safe

Retirement Housing

Care and Support

We want to help as many people as possible in the North East find a house they can call home. Whatever circumstance, whatever situation, we can give people the support they need to get on with their life.

County Durham Handyperson Service

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