Council house rents to rise

rents for council houses and other housing related facilities has been set by the local authority for the next three years with a fixed rent increase of 5.2% for financial years 2012/13 to 2014/15.

This means the average rent for 2011/12 is £60.62 per period (based on 48 weeks) and this will increase to £63.77 with a 5.2% rent increase.

Changes will also be made to the way some other housing related charges are made, enabling all tenants to live in warm homes with modern facilities say the council.

Read more in this week’s Carrick Gazette.