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
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Here you’ll find information and guides on keeping you and your home safe. For copies of the policies relating to the safety information:
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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.
Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, tenants who are EU, EEA, or Swiss citizens and their family members, will need to apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for new immigration status.
This will allow these citizens to continue to live, work and study in the UK.
It is important that everyone eligible applies as failure to do so will mean you, or members of your family, will no longer be able to continue to live in the UK.
It will also mean you will no longer be eligible for public services, such as healthcare and schools, public funds and pensions.
The deadline for applications is 30th June 2021. You can apply for settled status through this link where the Government website will take you through the process step by step:
Someone is likely to need to apply if:
If you need to apply, you are also likely to need to apply for:
If you have an immigration status for a different reason or already hold a British passport, you may not need to apply. If you are not sure, it is important to go to the Government’s EU Settled Status website:
Help and Support
There’s details about help and support available through the Government here: EU settlement scheme – Important Information leaflet (2020) (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Free advice is also available in the North East from these organisations:
Your Homes Newcastle (you do not have to be a Your Homes Newcastle tenant.)
Email email@example.com or telephone 0191 277 1190
North East Law Centre – For complex cases
Weekly advice line Fridays 10am to 1pm on telephone 0191 230 4777. Email Reception@nelawcentre.co.uk
Newcastle – Riverside Community Health Project
Telephone: 0794 319 7249 or email: EUSSadvice@riversidechp.co.uk
Children’s Society North East
Telephone: 0191 349 9481 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org