Fife Council unveils plans for 2021 rent rise

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Council house tenants across Fife will get their say on a proposed rent rise.

Fife Council is looking to increase rents by 1.5 per cent from April 2021.

It says it is aiming to keep the increase as low as possible because of the impact of the pandemic.

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Tenants can give their feedback via the local authority’s Down Your Street magazine, and take part in an online survey which launches next month.

Councillors will make a final budget decisions in February.

Councillor Judy Hamilton, housing convenor said: "Every year we consult with tenants on rent options – this is the most important decision for every tenant.

“I hope they take this opportunity to have their say on the proposed rent option.

“Our tenant federations have already highlighted the need to keep a rent increase as low as possible.

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“It's a good deal that we are proposing to tenants - half of the usual increase and with additional supports in place.

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