Come along to find out about council housing rent

Midlothian Council is asking its tenants and applicants on the housing waiting list to complete a survey on rent increase options for 2019/20 – 2021/22.

Influence decisions

The results of this survey will affect decisions on how many new homes for rent Midlothian Council builds in the future. The survey also asks for views on issues such as tenants in our new build properties paying a 25% higher rent charge than other tenants. Everyone who returns the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

Surveys sent out in post

All tenants and housing waiting list applicants are being asked to complete the survey forms they will have received in the post.

More information on rent setting at drop in sessions

There are also four drop-in sessions being held to provide more information about the Council’s Rent Setting Strategy. Anyone who is interested in finding out more is welcome to pop in on the following dates:  

Buccleuch House, Dalkeith (reception area)
Monday 8th January 2018
9am – 11am

Penicuik Library (meeting room)
Tuesday 9th January 2018
4pm - 6pm

Loanhead Leisure Centre (conference room)
Wednesday 10th January 2018
2pm – 4pm

Gorebridge Library (meeting room)
Thursday 11th January 2018
4pm – 6pm

There is no need to book - just come along.

We want to hear your views

Cllr Stephen Curran, Cabinet Member for Housing says:
“I would urge all tenants and prospective tenants to complete the surveys they should have received in the post. The Council wants to hear the views of as many people as possible on proposals for future rent increases. I would also encourage anyone who wants to find out more about the council's rent setting strategy to come along to the meetings in the New Year.”

Survey deadline

The consultation is open until Monday 15 January 2018.

Further information

Contact Midlothian Housing Services on 0131 271 3611.

20 Dec 2017