Fairer rents for Council tenants

Status Closed
Start date 2 June 2020
Closed date 5 July 2020
Number of submissions 550

Fairer rents for Council tenants - background

We know many of our Council tenants are struggling to meet everyday needs and pay rent. That's why we are considering changing how we set rents for our tenants so it is fairer.

Right now, most tenants pay 30% less rent than they would if they rented their home from a private landlord. That takes no account of their household income.

We propose to set rent in a way that reflects tenants’ incomes. Many of our tenants will benefit, including those on the lowest incomes. They will have more money available to spend on food, clothing, heating and other essentials. Other social housing providers already charge income-based rents.

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