Decision details

Housing rent review

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the annual Rent Review proposals and Debt Recovery Policy.


RESOLVED – that the Executive:


(i)               Approves a 7.7% rent increase for Council-owned social and affordable rent homes in 2024/25, being the lower of a 7.7% increase or the Local Housing Allowance rate;

(ii)             Delegates authority to agree the annual service charge to the Head Housing in consultation with the Head of Finance; and

(iii)           Approves the Write Off Policy for Housing Service Debts at Annex 1.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Corporate Priorities : A great place to live and work.;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Alison Robinson, Housing Strategy and Performance Manager Email: Tel: 01737 276167.

Report author: Alison Robinson

Publication date: 05/02/2024

Date of decision: 01/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2024 - Executive

Effective from: 14/02/2024

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