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Rent and Service Charges - Questions and Answers

Why has the Council put the rent up for 2024-2025?

The Welsh Government gives the Council grants to help build new homes and to support the national Welsh Housing Quality Standard programme.

However, we get no subsidy at all from the government for day-to-day services for our tenants.

Everything we do on a daily basis included repairs and letting homes has to be paid for from the rent we receive from you. Each year though, costs go up for example the prices for building materials increase all the time. That means rents also need to go up to help cover these extra costs.

Rents also help cover the cost of borrowing for major improvements, such as new bathrooms, kitchens and windows.