Your Rent for 2018-19
The rent for 2018/19 was decided at the Ordinary Council meeting on 6th March 2018.
As the result of a change in the Government’s summer budget, in line with the new Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015/2016, it was announced in 2016 that rents within the social housing sector will be reduced by 1% every year for four years.
As a result of this your rent will be further reduced by 1% for the next year from April 2018 until March 2019. Although this will be welcome new to tenants, the further reduction in rents will result in additional pressures on the Council to reduce spending and make savings across the department.
If you pay a service charge you will have noticed that this year we have provided separate costing for each element of your service charge, such as caretaking, electricity etc.. This is to provide transparency to our residents, showing exactly what you are being charged for each item. The Government allows us to increase each element by no more than 3.8% each year, and there may even be a reduction in some costs if you have been overcharged on the previous year.
You should now have received your individual letters advising of these changes. If this is not the case, please contact us on 01277 312500.
The new rent year for 2018-19 will commence on 2nd April 2018 and will finish on 31st March 2019.
If you have any difficulties paying your rent, please contact the Estates Management Team on 01277 312 500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.