Council will take 'no pleasure' in increasing tenants' rents by 4.85%

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Finance, Local Government

A London council is consulting on recommendations to increase its social housing tenants' rents by 4.85%. Southwark Council's proposed rise for 2013/14 will see tenants paying an extra £4.46 per week on average. To mitigate the impact the planned increase will have on its residents' finances, the council is planning to freeze tenants' service charges, garage charges and heating and hot water costs in the same period. If agreed, the increase will see rents climb to an average of £96...

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