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How your rent is worked out

In February 2017, we approved a recommendation to amend rents and charges for council properties with effect from 3 April 2017.

The proposed changes are in line with government rent guidelines which for this year means that the rent will be decreased by 1%, except for Sheltered Units which will increase by 0.9%. Service charges, where applicable, may increase.


Service charges

These are identified separately on your letter and cover the cost of any service you receive. These charges may include heating and a charge for communal facilities. If you would like a breakdown of these charges, please contact us 01509 634666.


Housing Benefit

Depending on your circumstances you may be able to apply for Housing Benefit to help pay your rent. To claim you should contact the Housing Benefit team on 0345 6091258 or you can apply online.


For advice on rent

If you want more information about the rent setting process, or would like to discuss the information on this web page in more detail, please contact us on 01509 634 666

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