A place to live in Nottingham
Nottingham is a great place to live, whether you're looking at buying or renting. There is a great mix of housing available, no matter what your circumstances. Here you can find more information about finding a place to live in Nottingham.
Nottingham is a vibrant yet compact city. It has an excellent night life, with themed bars, night clubs catering to all musical styles and the UK's oldest pub all within the city centre. You can walk from one side of the city centre to the other, and when you're done for the night our excellent public transport links will see you get home safely.
During the day Nottingham is also an exciting place to be. We have world class award winning restaurants alongside independent delis and cafes, chain restaurants, fast food outlets and late night takeaways. The shops can't be beaten, with designer Paul Smith's flagship store, trendy shopping boutiques and 2 large shopping centres all within the city centre, again served by the tram and many bus links.
There is also a wealth of culture and activity in Nottingham, with visitor attractions such as Nottingham Castle, theatres, art centres, galleries, guided tours of the city centre, the Caves of Nottingham and the Tales of Robin Hood. It's a great place for your family to visit at weekends, because there's always so much to see and do. There are also hotels to suit every pocket.
If you would lie k to know more about the various geographical areas in Nottingham, you can use the following link to find information and statistics on crime, property prices, education and proximity to vital services, as well as viewing maps of the local areas.
Use the links below to find your perfect home in Nottingham. We have provided links to Nottingham Evening Post's property section, Rightmove's East Midlands property finder, and Rightmove's estate agent finder. There is a wide variety of estate and letting agents in and around Nottingham to cater for every area and budget.
- Click here to view Nottingham Evening Post's Find a Property page
- Click here to view Rightmove's East Midlands property page
- Click here to search for Nottingham estate agents using rightmove.co.uk
Renting a home from a private landlord is often the fastest way to find a place to live. Properties are advertised in the local press, and through Estate Agents. You will often be asked to pay a deposit as well as the first months rent. To find out how your deposit is protected Click here to visit the Direct Gov website. You may also be able to apply for the bond scheme that is run by the Housing Aid Service at Nottingham City Council.
If you require financial assistance to buy your home, please have a look at the Low Cost Housing section below.
There are a range of different types of low cost home ownership schemes that are available through housing associations, private developments or directly from the City Council. These include shared ownership schemes such as 'HomeBuy' where you part buy/part rent the property and discounted sale schemes.
Nottingham Homelink is a choice based lettings scheme which offers homes for rent. You must first register by filling in an application form so that you can use the scheme. Nottingham Homelink is the only route to take if you wish to apply for a Nottingham City Council house, managed by Nottingham City Homes. Click here to visit the Nottingham Homelink website for information about how to do this.
Eleven housing providers offer properties to rent though Homelink, so this is an effective way to look for social rented accommodation. There is often a waiting list, with priority given to those in difficult circumstances, and it may be quicker for you to seek private rented accommodation. For a full list of local housing associations, please click here to view the social rented housing page.
Properties are available in Nottingham which have been designed or adapted for older people or those with disabilities. Nottingham City Council has developed several Extra Care schemes specifically for retired and older people.
If you are a student in Nottingham, or if you are considering becoming a student in Nottingham, we have plenty of useful advice and information for student living, This includes how to find student accommodation, how to access services for young people, how be a responsible student, and why students choose Nottingham.
There is also information for those who provide services to students, such as information for student landlords about accreditation schemes, and information about the student version of the award winning City Council's magazine, the Arrow.
For more information on specialist housing for older people, people with disabilities or students, please click here to visit the specialist housing page.