We have over 500 homes for intermediate rent. These homes are for London’s workers who are priced out of central London. Rents are at a discount of 20% off local market levels. There’s strict eligibility criteria for these homes which differs from one home to another. Generally, your household income must not exceed £90,000 a year, you must not own any property & you must meet the eligibility criteria. Take a look at our intermediate homes under Locations for full eligibility details.
Affordable & Social Rent
Our affordable & social rent homes are let via the council local to each of our developments. Rents at these homes start from £150 per week. You must be assessed and accepted by the local council to rent these homes. Click here to register with Westminster and access our affordable rent homes or here to register with Lambeth for our social rent homes. We list any affordable and social rent homes we have coming available on the councils’ websites.
How it Works
After you apply for one of our intermediate rental homes, and if you are successful, we will conduct a brief reference and then invite you to view the home.
We normally invite two households to view each home and check all the details on their application form. After your viewing we will be in touch to confirm the outcomes of your application and agree a date for your move in and conduct full reference and credit checks.
If you contacted a local agent about one of our market rent homes or social rent homes, they can answer your questions on what will happen next.
We don’t charge fees
We don’t charge any fees on our intermediate tenancies. We may ask you for a reservation fee to secure the offer, but when you move in we’ll deduct that fee from your first month’s rent.
The only thing to pay when you move in is a deposit (equivalent to one month’s rent) and rent for the remaining days in the month.
Keeping rents affordable
Our aim is to keep rents low – because central London needs working people to keep it working.
We try to arrange the best rates possible which vary from one development to another and from one size apartment to another.
Our intermediate rents start from £170 per week.
No separate service charges
There are no service charges, but you pay direct for utility bills, Council Tax and Water rates
Assured tenancies for THREE years
Nearly all of the tenancies we offer are assured short hold tenancies for three years. You only need to give us three month’s notice if you want to move out though.
At the end of the three years we’ll usually renew your tenancy, as long as you still meet the eligibility criteria and there have been no breaches of the tenancy clauses.
There is no renewal fee.
We take care of repairs
We’ll take care of any repairs and our managing agent is on hand to answer queries or concerns.
We want you to feel at home so we’re more than happy for you to redecorate. You just need to let our managing agents know first and, when you move out, we can ask you to restore the original décor, or if we’re happy with your new colour scheme and the quality of the work, you can leave it as it is.
Live how you want to
All our apartments are offered unfurnished – it helps keep rents low.
We own 630 homes and we have nearly 200 more under construction. Our homes are well-designed and we work with great architects to make sure you’ll enjoy living in them and using the places we create. We’re working in nine inner London boroughs, but we plan to offer homes throughout inner London and well-located, accessible areas in Greater London.
Westbourne Park Baptist Church, Westminster
A development of one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent in Westminster. A modern mixed development consisting of a rebuilt Baptist Church, children’s library, community hall and 33 high quality affordable homes over 5 levels. The building includes a roof terrace accessible to all residents.
Gorleston Street, Hammersmith & Fulham
A development of studio, one and two bed apartments for rent in Gorleston Street, Hammersmith & Fulham. A highly sustainable development achieving Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The building also includes a communal garden accessible to all residents.
The scheme is very well located for the West Kensington and Olympia transport links. Construction began in late 2015 and completed in the summer of 2017.
Lanark Road, Maida Vale
A high quality development of 73 apartments and a new youth club, sports hall and community centre in this popular area close to Maida Vale Underground station. 67% of the new apartments will be affordable housing available to households on a range of incomes. The development will include private balconies to most apartments, communal roof terraces and significant improvements to the public realm in and around Lanark Road. Completion expected in 2019.
New Era, Hoxton
New Era is an existing, 1930s built , housing estate in Hoxton, Hackney. Dolphin Living acquired the estate in December 2014 and have begun improvements and and have put in place a new management regime which includes pegging rents to occupiers’ ability to pay. Plans for the Estate are currently in discussion.
2 Kennington Lane, Lambeth
A development of 73 rental apartments on the corner of Kennington Lane and Newington Butts in Lambeth.
The scheme received planning approval in 2014, and was completed in late 2016. The scheme is highly sustainable, achieving Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, and residents have access to a communal garden and landscaped roof top terrace.
7 Thorney Street, Westminster
Located moments from the River Thames, between St John’s Church in Smith Square and Tate Britain on Millbank, this development brings 67 high quality affordable residential units to the area.
2 Hopkins Street, Westminster
We have partnered with Barratt Homes to provide a development of 78 apartments (65 intermediate rent and 13 private) in Broadwick Street. The building includes a ground floor retail space and a basement restaurant, as well as a communal roof terrace. It is a highly sustainable scheme, achieving Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Construction was completed at the beginning of 2016.
2 Wollstonecraft Street, Camden
Dolphin Living acquired 77 intermediate apartments for rent in a landmark building within the Kings Cross Regeneration Project. The building is 5 minutes walk from the Kings Cross transport hub and residents have immediate access to all the new local amenities.
One Church Square, Westminster
A development of 39 (31 intermediate and 8 private) apartments for rent in Pimlico, Westminster. A highly sustainable development achieving Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The building is planned around a central, glass covered courtyard, and includes a landscaped roof garden accessible to all residents. The scheme offers studio, one, two and three bed apartments. The building is just a few minutes’ walk from the Pimlico tube station and the amenities and numerous transport options of Victoria.
Mount Close, Ealing
Mount Close is a 1950s development of 40 flats arranged around extensive communal gardens in leafy Ealing. Dolphin Living acquired this estate in June 2016 along with 2 other properties from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
Grove Court, Ealing
Grove Court is a 1930s built four storey block of 12 flats. The property is located on an attractive road close to Ealing Common. Dolphin Living acquired this estate in June 2016 along with 2 other properties from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
Havelock House & The Hermitage, Forest Hill
This large estate on the outskirts of Dulwich includes 18 flats in two 1930s blocks and a converted 1930s police station (Havelock House) along with five small houses (The Hermitage). Dolphin Living acquired this estate in June 2016 along with 2 other properties from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).