Your rent is calculated using a system called ‘differential rents’. This means that the amount of rent you pay will depend on the total income of your household and the size of your household. If your income increases so does your rent, and if your income decreases, the weekly rent decreases accordingly.
This approach is set out in our current Differential Rent Scheme.
It is very important that you complete the household information form correctly each year and supply us with up to date income details for all members of your household. This allows us to calculate a weekly rent that is worked out from the income details provided.
You should tell us straight away if there is a change in income details for any member of your household during the year. If you wait to do this, back dated rent may be applied to your account.
Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions about housing rents.