Council Housing rents are based on a system called ‘differential rents’. This means that the amount of rent you pay depends on the amount of your total household income. If your income increases so does your rent, and if your income decreases, the weekly rent decreases accordingly.
Rent is calculated based on the current Differential Rent Scheme.
It is very important that tenants complete the household information form correctly each year and supply us with current income details for all members of the household. This enables us to calculate a weekly rent which is accurate based on the income details provided.
The Council should be notified immediately if there is a change in income details of any member of the household during the year. If there is a delay in doing this, back dated debits may be applied to your account.
Below please find a list of commonly asked questions regarding housing rents.