Rent Level Options for 2020/21

Closed 17 Dec 2019

Opened 31 Oct 2019

Feedback Updated 18 Dec 2019

We Asked

What rent level increase you preferred for 2020/21 out of three options:

3.5%

4%

4.5%

You Said

A total of 1,251 tenants responded to the Rent Level Options 2020/21 consultation. 

The results are:

Option 1 - 3.5% increase: 708 votes (56.59%)

Option 2 - 4% increase: 397 votes (31.73%)

Option 3: 4% increase: 146 votes (11.67%)

Therefore, Option 1, a 3.5% increase, was the preferred option.

We Did

These results will be included in a report that goes to Housing and Communities Committee on January 29th 2020, when the rent levels for 2020/21 will be set.

The feedback provided by tenants through the consultation will be presented to Councillors at that meeting before they make their decision.

Results Updated 18 Dec 2019

A total of 1,251 tenants responded to the Rent Level Options 2020/21consultation. 

The results are:

Option 1 - 3.5% increase: 708 votes (56.59%)

Option 2 - 4% increase: 397 votes (31.73%)

Option 3: 4% increase: 146 votes (11.67%)

Therefore, Option 1, a 3.5% increase, was the preferred option,.

 

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Overview

We are giving Perth & Kinross Council tenants the chance to vote on the level of rent you will pay for 2020/21.

Why We Are Consulting

Each year the Council reviews the rent levels we charge to tenants for the housing services we provide. These annual reviews are necessary to ensure that we continue to meet our duties to you as a landlord and maintain high levels of service delivery.  Any increase in rent is required to cover additional costs such as inflation, price increases for stock and supplies and to ensure we have enough money to maintain our properties.

The rent increase is one of the most important decisions that we take each year and because this decision affects all 7,636 tenants it’s very important that you have an opportunity to have your say.

We want to give all tenants a voice in decisions that affect you, your home and the services that you receive. So, for the third year we are consulting and engaging with you over the level of rent to be set for the next 12 months - 2020/21. As in previous years, three options are being proposed.

These rent level options are based on what you, our tenants, have told us are your priorities for investment in your Housing Services. In Spring 2019 we carried out the Your Rent, Your Say, Your Priorities Survey to ask how you wanted your rent money spent.

To find out what the rent options for 2020/21 are and the impact they would have on the rent you pay for your home as well as the housing services we can deliver, please make sure you read the Rent Level Options document below before you vote (if you have difficulty viewing this in your browser you can download it here).  A hard copy was also sent out to you with the Autumn 2019 On The House magazine. 

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The results of this consultation will be presented to councillors on the Housing and Communities Committee in January 2020 when a final decision will be made on rent levels for 2020/21. 

If you have any questions or would like further information about this consultation please contact your Locality Housing Team on 01738 476000 (choose Option 2) or email HNeighbourhoodServices@ pkc.gov.uk

This year's rent level proposals were outlined to tenants at the Tenant Autumn Conference on October 3rd 2019. In the links below you can watch a video of the presentation on rent setting from Housing Managers and also view the accompanying slides.

What Happens Next

The results of this consultation will be presented to councillors on the Housing and Health Committee in January 2020 when a final decision will be made on rent levels for 202/21. The results will give councillors a strong indication of the feelings of tenants which will help inform them when making a decision.

Areas

  • All Perth & Kinross

Audiences

  • Council Tenants

Interests

  • Social Housing