Highland Council launches housing rent consultation

highland councilHighland Council is asking its tenants for their views on how their rent should be spent over the next year.

The local authority would like to hear views on the council’s proposals for next year’s rent and to find out which housing services are the most important to its residents.

The council said: “It is important that our rents are affordable, but they also have to provide enough income to ensure that we can provide housing management and repairs and maintenance to houses, as well as covering other housing costs.

“Setting rents too low can mean that we cannot afford to provide the services we need to – setting them too high means it is difficult for people to pay their rent – we need to get the balance right.”

The consultation is open until 22 January 2016.


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