HOME SEEKERS who qualify for affordable housing have been urged to register their interest in four new homes in Rhewl.

Ten new properties are under construction on Lôn yr Eglwys estate, Rhewl, by Denbigh-based housing association Grŵp Cynefin, four of which will be available to buy or rent through Tai Teg, the register for people who qualify for affordable housing.

The register, launched six months ago, aims to help eligible North Wales residents to find affordable houses, which cost less than market value.

Two of the four homes in Rhewl will be available for purchase under shared ownership, and two by intermediate rent, a lower than average rent rate.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire County Council’s lead member for housing, regulation and the environment, lauded the scheme and said it would help the council to meet its target for affordable homes in the county by 2022. He said: “The council is delighted to work in partnership with registered social landlords like Grŵp Cynefin to bring additional investment in affordable homes to the county, which will complement our own investment in new council homes.

“This helps deliver the housing priority in the council’s Corporate Plan contributing towards our target of providing 260 affordable homes across the county by 2022.”

All of the new properties are designed to a spacious plan including larger than average rooms, and thermal insulation to reduce energy bills.

Dylan Roberts, Grŵp Cynefin regeneration services director, said house seekers who believe they are eligible for affordable housing should register their interest by signing up to Tai Teg. He said: “I’m excited to see these houses become the homes of local people in partnership with the Tai Teg scheme. We are committed to providing top quality properties, and the modern finish on the Lôn yr Eglwys plots will reflect this, with fully fitted kitchens and off-road parking included.

“Anyone interested in owning or renting one of the affordable units must be signed up to the Tai Teg register, and homes will be available in due course.”

To register your interest for a house on the Tai Teg website, applicants must be in employment and with a gross household income between £16,000 and £45,000, with some options catering for those earning up to £60,000.

Tai Teg does not include social housing, with people advised to continue to access the relevant council housing register in their area.

For more information on Tai Teg schemes and eligibility criteria, visit the website www.taiteg.org.uk or call 0845 601 5605.