We are planning to spend about £4.4m on the maintenance and improvement of our houses over the coming financial year. This will include replacement doors, kitchens and heating systems. This will make our houses even more pleasant to live in as well as more energy efficient. This level of expenditure is dependent on us having enough income through the rents we charge.
The Board is consulting on an increase of no more than 1.75%. For a typical 2 bedroom house this would be £1.39 a week extra. We have sought to balance the financial pressures facing our tenants with the value they place on the current high standards of service. Our proposed increase is lower than the majority of our peers, many of whom are proposing increases upwards of 2%.
At its meeting on 22 February the Board will decide on the rents to be charged from 1 April 2017.
You can give us your views before then in the following ways:
- By completing the rent consultation form that you will have got.
- By emailing the association at firstname.lastname@example.org
- By speaking to your Housing Officer and asking for your views to be passed on.