Consultation Forum

This section provides current information on housing developments and consultations.

Rent Consultation

You may remember that in the autumn of 2017, we gave you the opportunity to vote for, and give us your views on the options for the annual rent increase from 2018 to 2023.

At the budget meeting in February 2018, the Council were provided with the results of the survey and agreed to increase the rents, in accordance with the most popular option chosen by tenants, Option 1. A 3% increase over five years to 2022/23.

In March 2019, you would have received information as to your "increased" rent costs for the financial year 2019/2020. You will receive the same information again in March 2020, showing your new rent amount, which will include the 3% increase for the financial year 2020/2021.

If you have any comments regarding this, please speak your Housing Officer on 01506 280000 or emailing us your enquiry at TP@westlothian.gov.uk

 

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.

The rent you pay

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

West Lothian Council and partners have drafted the first Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) for West Lothian. This is a document which we are required to produce for the Scottish Government and which demonstrates that we have identified the main homeless issues in West Lothian .