Westminster Council increases rents by above inflation and pay rates

Westminster Council’s proposed council housing rent increase of 3.88% works out at £4.37p per week for the average tenant and will add over £227 a year to the average residents’ outgoings.

The Council’s 3.88% rent increase compares unfavourably with

  • Public Sector Pay increase of 1%
  • Private Sector earnings increase of 1.5%
  • Minimum Wage increase of 1.8%
  • Inflation rate of 2.7%
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2 Responses to Westminster Council increases rents by above inflation and pay rates

  1. Junior says:

    Well Paul has you know our gone up to 6.23 per week which is aboveWestminster Council criteria and that without Service Charges – Well whom speaking up for the Housing Association Tenants please

  2. Junior says:

    Without Prejudice

    To Whom it may Concern

    These Housing Association Eroding our Rights and not standing up to the Government
    The West End has never before been considered to be a place just for those with money. The Victorian philanthropists did not say to the poor that they only place they could be housed was miles away in ‘cheap’ areas

    Our Housing Trust proposed housing rent increase of % works out at £6.23 per week (with Service Charges it is a Excessive £7.85 per week now at 52 weeks of £408.20 year year) (then see Westminster Council at 3.88 per cent at per week for the average council tenant is £ 4. 37 and our will add over £227.34 a year to the average residents’ budget. But ours outgoings here in Pelham and Ridley House is Excessive

    In 5 years, “Cripplingly High Costs people Struggling ”
    The inflation figure for food is somewhat higher at 5.2% in 5 years, (Fuel, Water, Electricity and we also have Fares) awaiting the figure (Children, Women and Men unable to put the Heating on either in own Apartments/Flats and in the Communal Areas here in Pelham and Ridley House here in Westminster SW1) and so called social rents up by 26 per cent and minimum wages up by only 8 per cent only and this is within this year is lower see figures below

    ThIis HOUSING TRUST Per cent % rent increase compares unfavourably

    Public Sector Pay increase of 1%
    Private Sector earnings increase of 1.5%
    Minimum Wage increase of 1.8%
    Inflation rate of 2.7%
    These charges are just guesstimates and are not based on any reasonable assessment of the appropriate charges attributable to each of the 40 properties in this ward/plot/patch/estate/scheme/development called “The New Palace Place Development”

    WE/I CHALLENGING UNACCOUNTABLE EXCESSIVE & LUDICROUS HIGH SERVICE CHARGES & RENT SEE ESTIMATE FOR 2012/2013 FINANCIAL YEAR FOR THE NEW PALACE PLACE DEVELOPMENT OF GREAT PETER STREET AND MONCK STREET, WESTMINSTER, LONDON SW1 ESTATE REF NUMBER XXXXX AND SEE FEBRUARY, 2013/2014 NO CHANGES WE NOT RECD OUR REFUNDS

    Sources the Heygate Estate Master Plan
    Southwark target rent, equivalent to over 35% of the local district’s average market rent.

    But over 190 would be Affordable Rent offered at up to 50% of local market rents. Objectors claimed the 50% setting would levy £195 weekly rents, unaffordable for many low earner residents

    Source look what happens now if you have to move
    If you transfer to another L&Q property, the rent you pay is set in relation to the home you move in to and there is no protection based on your existing tenancy / rent type held with L&Q. This may be a target rent, or an affordable rent, set under a newer rent regime introduced by the Government. This may result in an increase in the amount of rent you pay for a similar sized home.

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