Old Street

Close to the vibrant Hoxton Square, our modern housing scheme is just a ten minute walk away from Old Street underground station with excellent transport links to the City and West End. 

It offers a varied portfolio of housing types for medium-term rent, including one bedroom flats and cluster apartments of two, three, four or six en-suite bedrooms, each with a shared kitchen and lounge area. 

Each bedroom has a double bed, its own bathroom and is furnished to a high standard. Rooms are also wired for phone and internet connections, should residents wish to subscribe to such services. 

The communal kitchen, dining and lounge areas have everything you need (fridge, freezer, oven, storage space) and are a great social space to enjoy with flatmates.

The accommodation at our Old Street housing scheme is provided for a maximum of 5 years.

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Our ambition is to deliver the best possible experience for our residents.

With this in mind, we would like our offer to those whom we house at our Old Street scheme to look as follows on the delivery of our current strategy in late 2019: 


Swift, easy, hassle-free application and move-in process.

No agents. No non-refundable fees (unless an advanced booking is cancelled by the applicant).

No requirement for hefty deposits or sizeable rent payments to be paid up front. 

Stay and Community

High standards of contemporary accommodation in a variety of fully en-suite cluster apartments and one bedroom flats.

A great London location with excellent transport links.

Flexible tenancies from six months to two years, extendable to five years dependant on need.

Highly competitive rents set at levels considered by the London Mayor to be affordable to those earning on or around the London Living Wage.

Community living with programmes of social events and activities.

Environments that facilitate peer-to-peer networking and support.

High levels of security with building-wide CCTV and digital fob or key card entry.

Communal foyer and skyline roof terrace areas.

On site self-service launderette.

Bicycle storage.

An excellent, responsive housing management service. A dedicated concierge is available to deal with any issues that arise and to help provide a hassle-free stay.

Access to high speed internet access and modern methods of communication.

An online portal for making rent payments, reporting repairs and making other enquiries. 

Personal Development and Move-on

Information, training and signposting in:

    • Financial management, budgeting and other life skills to help prepare for life in the home ownership and private rented sectors.
    • Understanding housing move-on options and opportunities.
    • Other general social, health and welfare issues that affect young people today.

The opportunity to meet new friends, obtain a positive reference and save up in preparation for moving on.

Referrals to providers of move-on accommodation using organisations with whom we have formed links.

Apprenticeship opportunities for young people within our workplaces.

Opportunities to keep in touch, stay involved and contribute back to the Hyelm community after leaving. 

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Our rents are set at levels considered by the London Mayor to be affordable to those earning on or around the London Living Wage.

The monthly rent and service charge cost includes the following:

  • Furnished accommodation.
  • Energy and water bills.
  • Regular cleaning of communal areas.
  • A comprehensive housing management service.

Council tax is not included in the rent and service charge. VAT does not apply.

You'll need to provide your own toiletries, towels and bedding.

All rent and service charge payments are due monthly in advance. The costs per en-suite bedroom are as follows:

Apartment Type Rent per en-suite bedroom per month
One bedroom flat £642.55 (for eligible key worker applicants only)
Two bedroom cluster apartments  £642.55, £525.70 (for key worker applicants only)
Three bedroom cluster apartments £642.55
Four bedroom cluster apartments £642.55
Six bedroom cluster apartments £642.55

Monthly Service Charge per on-suite bedroom is £104.04.

A booking fee of £150 is payable to secure a booking when your application has been confirmed as successful. This is refunded to you on your arrival, but is not refunded if your booking is cancelled by you. 

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The accommodation at our Old Street scheme is not intended to be permanent.

Flexible tenancies from six months to two years are offered, extendable to five years dependant on need.

Applications for accommodation greatly exceed the number of places that we have available at any one time, so unfortunately we are unable to house everyone who applies.

Accommodation at our Old Street is allocated to those who fall within our resident eligibility criteria, with priority given to those who are in greatest need of the housing and services that we provide.

74 of the 125 spaces at the scheme are reserved for key workers. Key workers must register with and apply for our accommodation using the London Mayor’s Share to Buy website .

To be eligible for one of the remaining 51 places, you must be:

  • Between 18 and 35 years of age; and
  • On a low to moderate income; and
  • In the early stages of your career in an employment or training role; and
  • Unable to afford to rent or buy in the private sector; and
  • Unable to stay within the family network; and have
  • No support needs. 

Although we feel that the accommodation, facilities and services that we provide are best suited to the needs of young people, applicants will be considered from all age groups.

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