Council tenants in Tendring can expect a 2.2 per cent rise in their rent bills for 2015/16.
The amount is in line with Government guidance and keeps rents at good value for money – and much lower than in the private sector.
The rise represents an extra £1.93 per week, making the average weekly rent in the District £82.74.
This compares to £131.01 for the average two-bedroom property or £160.38 for the average three-bedroom property on the private market.
Alan Goggin, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Transformation, said that it was all about balancing the books but not take an easy option of hiking up rents.
“I know that any increase can be difficult to find but the proposed rent level clearly offers value for money,” he added.
“The Council will be, and has proved to be, a good landlord and will always assist people where appropriate. The fact that we are good landlords is borne out by the fact that our tenants voted us the best landlord in the country.”
The extra income raised from the increase will be used for future investment in tenant’s properties and services.
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