Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Consultation on rent levels

Council tenants in the Three Towns are being encouraged to have their say by responding to a consultation on proposed changes to rent levels.

A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said, “We recognise that many people are feeling the pressures of the current economic climate and the UK Government’s Welfare Reform changes.  It is therefore more important than ever that tenants have their voices heard on which of the two proposed rent increases they would prefer to see.”

A decision on rent levels for 2015/16 will be taken by the Council in December.  The spokesperson explained, “The Council is looking to get the balance right between making sure residents have affordable rents while ensuring the high-quality services and improvements tenants demand are delivered.”

Cllr Ruth Maguire, SNP Cabinet member for Finance, Corporate Support and Housing, said: “I would urge as many people as possible to take part in the consultation.  This is the perfect opportunity for the people of North Ayrshire to tell us what they think before any decision is taken.”

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