Rent Increase Consultation 2018-19

Closed 8 Dec 2017

Opened 27 Oct 2017

Overview

We want you to have your say on the level of Falkirk Council's proposed rent increase for 2018/19.  As our tenant, your rent goes towards paying for a whole range of services which directly affect you.  That's why your opinion is important to us.

Tell us what you think and your Housing Service will donate £1 to the Trussell Trust Foodbank (Falkirk Council area) for every survey completed. 

This consultation has also been sent by post to all Falkirk Council tenants.

Why We Are Consulting

You have a right to be consulted on any rent increase that Falkirk Council proposes. 

We need to ensure that the rent we collect is enough to pay for the costs of maintaining and managing over 16,000 homes.  Rent increases are necessary to meet increased running costs, due to factors such as inflation and interest rates.

Additionally, increases in rent help to provide income to continue to invest in improving our homes to meet quality and energy efficiency standards, and to build new homes.

 

 

What Happens Next

The results of this consultation will be presented to a future meeting of Falkirk Council, where the final decision on a rent increase for 2018/19 will be made. 

The next edition of the tenants' magazine, 'Tenant Talk', will outline the results of this survey, and how much was donated to the Trussell Trust Foodbank.  

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Homeless people
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Residents
  • Women
  • Young people

Interests

  • Council homes