Decision details

Housing Rents and Service Charges 2020-21

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report on the Housing Rents & Service Charges.



RECOMMENDED that Council approve:-


(1)  the increase of Council dwelling rent by 2.7% from 1 April 2020;

(2)  the increase of garage rent by 2.7% from 1 April 2020; and

(3)  service charges remaining at their existing levels with the exception of charges specified below from 1 April 2020:-


(a)    5.9% increase in emergency light testing in line with routine testing costs and additional installations;

(b)    2% decrease in respect of the Older Persons’ property service charge due to vacant posts;

(c)       0% increase in water charges in respect of Magdalen Gardens in line with contract prices;

(d)    5% decrease in respect of door entry systems in line with system maintenance costs; and

(e)    5% increase in fire alarm charges to reflect the contract for weekly fire alarm testing.


Reason for Decision:

As set out in the report.





Report author: Michelle White

Publication date: 15/01/2020

Date of decision: 14/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive

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