Ten­ants to have their say on rent is­sues

Meet­ings on amount and pri­or­i­ties

Hamilton Advertiser - - WWI 100 YEARS ON - Staff re­porter

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil ten­ants can give their views on the level of rent pro­posed for 2019/20.

A se­ries of lo­cal sched­uled to take Novem­ber.

They will con­sider the pro­posed rent in­crease and pri­or­i­ties for the year ahead.

In last year’s con­sul­ta­tion, ten­ants told the coun­cil they would like to agree rent lev­els over a longer pe­riod, and the coun­cil had there­fore agreed a three-year rent strat­egy and to re­view it an­nu­ally.

In keep­ing with the three-year agree­ment, it is there­fore pro­posed that the rent level for 2019-20 would in­crease once again by 3.95 per cent.

An­nette Fin­nan, head of hous­ing ser­vices at the coun­cil, said: “It is hugely im­por­tant that de­ci­sions on the level of rent are made in con­sul­ta­tion with our ten­ants.

“This year pro­vides an ex­cel­lent meet­ings are place dur­ing op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss the key in­flu­ences and the fu­ture in­vest­ment pri­or­i­ties to ten­ants’ homes that all im­pact on the level of rent in­come needed.

“It is ex­tremely im­por­tant that ten­ants get in­volved and take the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend any of the events to give their views.”

To en­sure that as many ten­ants as pos­si­ble have the chance to take part, meet­ings will be held at these lo­ca­tions:

Bran­don Busi­ness Cen­tre, 23 Bran­don Street, Hamil­ton, at 1pm on Novem­ber 13;

Me­mo­rial Hall, 13 St Leonard Street, La­nark, at 2pm on Novem­ber 20;

Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Mont­gomery Street, Larkhall, at 4pm on Novem­ber 27;

1A Cly­de­view Shop­ping Cen­tre, Blan­tyre, at 2pm on Novem­ber 28.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil ten­ants who would like to find out about the coun­cil’s hous­ing bud­get and give their views on the rent level and spend­ing and in­vest­ment pri­or­i­ties will be wel­come at any of the events.

Ten­ants can also give their views through an on­line sur­vey at tinyurl. COM/SLC-RENT-19.

Any­one who would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or who wishes to dis­cuss the pro­posed rent level fur­ther can con­tact Aileen Muir on 01698 454121 or by email on aileen.muir@ south­la­nark­shire.gov.uk.

It is hugely im­por­tant de­ci­sions on the level of rent are made in con­sul­ta­tion with our ten­ants

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