Rent Setting

When setting rents, Knowes must comply with the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Part 2, Section 25 in particular with regard to rent increases: - ‘Where the Landlord under a Scottish Secure Tenancy proposes to increase the rents ……..payable by all…its tenants, it must, before giving notice under subsection (1) – (a) consult those of its tenants who would be affected by the proposal, and (b) have regard to the views expressed by those consulted.’

Knowes’ current rent policy and the Scottish Housing Regulator performance standards state that Knowes should set rents based on affordability to its tenants, comparability (with other social housing providers in the area) and viability (ensuring existing contractual agreements and loan covenants are met).

Knowes’ rent policy is reviewed every three years in consultation with its tenants and the policy is now under review. 

Please click here to read the policy and here to complete the consultation document.  You can respond by email or post by 29th March 2019.  Thank you.


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