Deciding together how much rent you pay
We have around 9,000 homes across Neath Port Talbot County Borough and surrounding areas.
Last year we collected £44 million in rent, received £6 million from a Welsh Government grant and £3 million from other income.
Every year we set our rents based on guidelines given to us by Welsh Government. We have also worked with tenants to consider how much rent to charge for 2021/22.
Your views about affordability has given us a great understanding of what you think about the rent you pay.
You have told us that our rents are generally affordable and fair, but we want to work with you to do better. We want to aim for fairness and sustainability for both of us.
Working together with a group of you we looked at our affordability principles and more clearly defined principle two. They are summarised here:
- We will compare our rents against market rents.
- Our rents will be affordable in line with the Living Rent Model for households with tenants who earn a low wage.
- Our rents will consider the number of bedrooms you have.
The majority of our money is spent on improving and maintaining your home and on our services.
If you’d like to get involved in the next steps of our review or would like more information then please e-mail email@example.com