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Star date: 4th February 2011 

SALFORD COUNCIL HOMES TO FACE 6.6% RENT RISE

Salford's council homes face a whopping 6.6% increase from April, over £15 a month, while tenants also face a 5.1% increase in service charges.

Meanwhile Salford Council has approved a budget for Salix Homes, its arms length management organisation, that sees more being spent on management fees than housing repairs.

The rent rise has been slammed by a tenants association…

See here for more details…


Salford Council is to raise the rents for council homes by 6.6% from April 2011. This will see average rents rise by £3.91 a week, or £15.64 per month. Service charges will also rise by 5.1%. The increase has been slammed by Riverside Island Tenants Association in Lower Broughton…

"It's disgusting, outrageous and we're appalled. People working on low wages just won't be able to afford a council property – what are they going to do?"

Salford Council states that the rises are to "comply with Government guidelines as set out in the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy Determination 2011-2012". Which we're sure will be of great comfort to those struggling to make ends meet before these rises.

The Council has also approved a budget for Salix Homes that sees more being spent on management fees than housing repairs. From 1st April the Council will be paying Salix £12.385million for `Housing Management and Regeneration', while the repairs allocation is £11.655million.

The Salford Star reported recently that by 2012, 60% of all council homes will be classed as `not decent' (see here)
 

 

 

 

 


 

Paul wrote
at 15:37:57 on 10 March 2011
Well i wont be able to stay in my flat with this increase £100 p/w seems a little steap for me. And this all before the cuurent change to housing benefit as well. Anyone going to join me in my tent on Buile Hill park?
 
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at 22:48:57 on 01 March 2011
well as a city west tenant my rent increase is £5.97 a week!!!! where do they expect me to get this from..my wages are frozen until next year, gas/electric, in fact all utility bills have risen...My total rent is now £80.49 and before anybody mentions new bathrooms/kitchens ...I didnt get anything from citywest regarding new improvements nothing.. oh wait yes a rent rise!!!
 
Reginald Howard wrote
at 08:32:03 on 05 February 2011
As a pensioner who has to pay full rent and council tax I feel that I must add my voice to protests on rent increases.My pension is £380 per month, the council take £392 per month in rentb and council tax, now we are being told that we must pay more just as we are told that our pensions are going up in April. Luckily, I am Chairman of Salford Green Party and we pledged in our manifesto to restore the value of the pension and to give all pensioners a livable income, a pledge we WILL live up to, unlike some other parties.
 
Paul B wrote
at 17:55:53 on 04 February 2011
No-one is suggesting that Salford City Council set an illegal budget but central government expects local authorities to share services and shrink the size of local authorities - NOT transfer the financial risk onto the population it 'serves' and 'represents'. Central Government (this time) cannot be blamed, as all local authorities have discretion when applying the ‘Rent Increase Formula’. Can Salford City Council justify these increases to the people it represents
 
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