We’ve written to all our tenants outlining our proposals for the rents to be charged from 1 April 2021. Here’s the consultation letter.
We’re now asking everyone to tell us their views.
All the responses will be considered by the Board at its meeting on 24 February when it will finalise its budget and set the rents for the next twelve months.
The Board is suggesting an increase of no more than 1.5% which, for a typical 2 bedroom house is no more than £1.27 a week. The Board, in making this proposal, is trying hard to reconcile the real financial pressures facing tenants especially at the moment alongside the expectation that services are still delivered to the current high standard. We also need to set aside funds so that our houses are maintained for many years to come. We also hope to provide new opportunities for applicants on our waiting list and for current tenants who would like a transfer.
During this year and next the association is planning to spend over £5 millions on repairs, maintenance and improvement works to our houses. This level of spending is dependent on us having the required rental income.
Please take the time to read the Board’s proposal and make your views known in any of the following ways:-
- By completing the survey that you have been sent. There’s another copy below.
- Completing the online survey here.
- By writing to the association.
- By emailing your views to email@example.com
- By speaking to your Housing Officer and asking for your views to be passed on.
- By posting your comments on our Facebook page.
- By commenting using your My Home account.
If you provide your contact details you will be entered into a prize draw for one of five £25 shopping vouchers. The closing date for responses is Friday 5 February 2021.
Your views will be reported to the Board and we will write to you no later than 1 March 2021 advising as to what your rent charge will be from 1 April 2021.