Your rent levels 2019-20
A rent increase of 1.5% for all Council tenants for 2019/20 was approved by Housing and Communities Committee on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
The increase came into effect from April 2019, meaning the average rent paid by tenants in Perth and Kinross will be £68.81 per week, compared to the projected Scottish average of £74.27. Perth & Kinross Council is the 7th lowest rent in Scotland, £5.46 lower than the 2019/20 Scottish average.
The increase followed an extensive consultation with tenants, who were asked to indicate their preferred rent increase out of three options:
The options were:
- 1.5% rent increase
- 2.2% rent increase
- 3.0% rent increase
Over 58% of tenants who responded to the consultation indicated that they preferred the option of a 1.5% increase.
This enhanced consultation process provided all tenants with genuine options to consider, with information on each about the impact on service delivery and affordability for tenants. All tenants have had an opportunity to express their preferred level of rent increase for the forthcoming year.
All rent money paid by tenants is ring-fenced to pay for their housing services. A rent increase of 1.5% will provide the Council's Housing Revenue Account with an extra £150,000 to reduce the time properties stand void and an additional £4m to fund the purchase of 30 former Council homes, to meet local housing demand.
If you are a tenant and have any queries in the meantime, you should speak to your Housing Officer, call your Locality Housing Office on 01738 476000 or email HousingInfo@pkc.gov.uk