Tenants to have their say on rent issues
Meetings on amount and priorities
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