Council tenants from across Aberdeen are being encouraged to have their say on increasing investment in the city’s housing stock.
It was previously agreed to increase rent to 4% for this year, which had followed on from rent freezes in 2021/22 and 2022/23, and a lower rent increase than those proposed would mean that the council would have to stretch investment over a longer period of time.
The Council remains committed to providing good quality housing stock, which includes new build properties in Dyce, Summerhill, Auchmill and Cloverhill, including further sites being developed in Tillydrone, Kincorth and Kaimhill.
Works also continue on maintaining and upgrading existing stock with kitchen, bathroom and window replacements.
Rent is held in an account known as the Housing Revenue Account (HRA), which is reserved for repairs and upgrades, including new kitchens and bathrooms.
Communities, Housing and Public Protection Vice Councillor Dell Henrickson said: “I encourage all our tenants to take part in the rent consultation.
“This is a challenging time for our tenants, and it is crucial to gain as many responses to this consultation as we can.”
The consultation will be open until 28th October 2023. For more information and to take part, visit our website.