Tenants to pay for damage to council homes

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

Edinburgh's council house tenants will be made to pay for damage they deliberately inflict on their properties, the City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed. The guidelines were set out in a Rechargeable Repairs Policy which was discussed with tenant groups last year. Consulted parties included the Edinburgh Tenants Federation, neighbourhood housing staff and equalities groups. Eighty-eight percent of tenants said they were in favour of the policy, which also includes support for vulnerable tenants....

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