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This section provides current information on housing developments and consultations.

Rent Increase 2019/20

In the autumn of 2017,the council provided information and options to all tenants on rent increases from 2018-2023. 85% of all who took part selected option 1 - an annual increase of 3% per year over 5 years. The Tenants' preferred option was then agreed at the council budget meeting in February 2018.

This increase of 3% will take effect on 1st April 2019. If any tenant would like to comment on this increase, please send your comments to us at

If any tenant is struggling with their finances, or has concerns about paying rent, please contact your local housing officer to discuss how we can help.


Where does your rent money go?

The Council is committed to providing tenants with a good value for money service and we show below just how your rent money is being spent.  You will see that over 70 pence in every pound collected is being spent on Repairs, Maintenance and Planned Investment work on tenants' homes.

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Where your money goes

If you have any further queries or views you would like to express on your rent, you can tell us what you think by using the contact details on this page or by contacting your local housing office. You can also find more information on housing services by visiting housing page

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