Mid-market rent

Sanctuary Scotland is building mid-market rent (MMR) properties in Glasgow and Aberdeen. These properties will only be allocated to applicants who meet our eligibility criteria.

Sanctuary Group employees at a building site development.

What is mid-market rent?

Mid-market rent is a form of affordable housing. Tenants generally pay a lower rent than their area's market rent level, but more than local social housing tenants. Starting rents for new mid-market rent homes are often similar to the Local Housing Allowance. Mid-market rent is suitable for people on incomes that are not quite enough to afford home ownership, or private sector rents.

The new homes offer high quality, secure and accessible living that is sustainable, energy efficient and easily maintained. Every double bedroom will be fitted with a full-sized wardrobe including hanging rail and shelving. Furnishings such as blinds, floor covering, cooker oven, washer, fridge-freezer and kitchen units will be installed in all properties. Some properties may also have a washer-dryer. 

Available homes

There are currently four proposed developments where Sanctuary Scotland are, or will be, providing mid-market rent properties:

Anderston development in Glasgow.

Anderston is a sought after city centre location with excellent transport links and within walking distance to Glasgow Central Station. It also benefits from a wide range of independent shops with many bars and restaurants on its doorstep.

The development is comprised of 119 two bedroom en-suite flats. The new homes offer high quality, secure and accessible living that is sustainable, energy efficient and easily maintained. The development also benefits from large areas of open amenity space to be enjoyed by residents.

All properties are offered in a unique car free development where tenants will have access to a Car Club.

Rent and deposits

119 two bedroom flats - £504.96 maximum monthly rent, deposit of £510 (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

Applications are now being accepted for this development. Please contact our Glasgow office on 0141 876 4900 to find out when these properties will be available for let.

Ellerslie Crescent development in Glasgow.

Ellerslie Road sits on the banks of the River Clyde and is well situated for local shopping in Yoker. The development enjoys excellent transport facilities including a bus and train service which gives access to the city centre and surrounding areas.

The development is comprised of 42 flats offering a range of one, two and three bedroom properties for mid-market rent. Four of the flats provide wheelchair accessibility access.

Rent and deposits

2 one bedroom flats - £398.93 maximum monthly rent, £400.00 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

33 two bedroom flats & 4 two bedroom flats with wheelchair access - £504.96 maximum monthly rent, £510.00 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

3 three bedroom flats - £595.01 maximum monthly rent, £600.00 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200) 

Applications are now being accepted for this development. Please contact our Glasgow office on 0141 876 4900 to find out when these properties will be available for let.

Gartcosh is an atrractive village offering a loch and local nature reserve right on your doorstep with a village shop, grocery store and pharmacy within a short stroll. The nature reserve boasts an abundance of wildlife with plenty of opportunities to utilise those binoculars. This idyllic lifestyle is to be enjoyed whilst being completely central. With a very short walk to the train station, you can be in Glasgow city centre in just 15 minutes with the vibrant Fort Shopping Centre just a 10 minute drive in the car. The Lochside development really is the best of both worlds.

The development is comprised of 20 brand new two-bedroom homes. These stunning homes come complete with a traditional living layout with all properties featuring a kitchen and a separate large living/dining area. Both bedrooms come with built in storage with an additional storage off the hallway. The properties offer a thoughtful and practical layout for those who are looking for a tenancy with long-term rental options.

Rent and deposits

20 cottage-style two bedroom flats - £429.26 maximum monthly rent, £500.00 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

Applications are now being accepted for this development and will prioritised from early January. Please contact our Cumbernauld office on 01236 456456 to find out when these properties will be available for let.

Craiginches development in Torry, Aberdeen.

The Craiginches site is based in Torry, a vibrant community and area of historical interest on the South Banks of the River Dee. It has many independent shops and amenities with excellent transport links to the city centre and suburbs.

The development is comprised of 106 flats and 18 houses made up of a range of one, two and three bedroom properties. 

Rent and deposits

One bedroom properties - £469 maximum monthly rent, £470 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

Two bedroom properties - £598 maximum monthly rent, £600 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

Three bedroom properties - £721 maximum monthly rent, £730 deposit (plus £100 per pet up to £200)

Applications are now being accepted for this development. Please contact our Aberdeen office on 01224 283500 to find out when these properties will be available for let.

Who is eligible?

There are certain eligibility criteria that you must meet in order to apply for mid-market rent properties, which are listed below:

Glasgow and North Lanarkshire eligibility criteria
  • Applicants must be employed or have a formal offer of employment in the area where the mid-market rent scheme is located. This is defined as 'commutable from home to work'. 
  • Applicants must be aged 16 years and above.
  • Applicants must have a gross annual income within the minimum and maximum threshold: £17,000 - £40,000.
Aberdeen eligibility criteria
  • Applicants must be employed or have a formal offer of employment in an area that is commutable to and from Torry in Aberdeen where the mid-market rent scheme is located.
  • Applicants are aged 16 years and above.
  • Applicants must have a gross annual income within the minimum and maximum threshold: £19,000 - £43,200.

If we are over-subscribed for the Aberdeen properties, we will prioritise those who are ‘key workers’. This would normally be classed as someone working in the public sector.

How do I apply?

Applications are now open for our developments at Craiginches, Yoker, Anderston and Gartcosh. To apply, please download and complete the application form by clicking on the button below, then email it back to us at Scotland.Midmarket@sanctuary-housing.co.uk. Our Gartcosh development will be open soon.

Application form for mid-market rent properties (PDF 735KB)