Annual Rent Review 2019/20

Last updated - 14 February 2019

We contact most of our residents in February each year to inform them of what the new rents and service charges will be from April. The rent review effects most of our rents for permanent rented housing, Shared Owners and care and support homes.

In most cases the rent we charge in the coming year (2019-20) will reduce by 1% in line with the Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) which requires Registered Providers to reduce Social Rents by 1% a year.

Below you will find several Guides to understanding your rent depending on the type of tenancy you have. The guides explain in more detail how your rent has been calculated as well as other questions you may have.

What type of tenancy do I have?

This will largely depend on when you started your tenancy. You can check your tenancy agreement to help you confirm the tenancy type you have with us.

Pre 15th January 1989

If you started your tenancy prior to 15th January 1989 you are likely to have a Secure Tenancy, sometimes know as a Fair Rent Tenancy.

Read 'A guide to your rent charges (fair rents)'

Between 15th January 1989 and 2012

If your tenancy started after the 15th January 1989 you are likely to have an assured tenancy.

Read 'A guide to your rent charges (social rents)'

After 2012 (properties under 3 bedrooms)

If you started your tenancy after 2012, and occupy a legacy Genesis property under three bedrooms, you are likely to have an 'Affordable Rent' property.

Read 'A guide to your rent charges (affordable rents)'

Care and support properties

Residents in our Care and Support Accommodation may pay an additional charge through their rent called an Intensive Housing Management Charge. This is explained in the guide below.

Read 'A guide to your rent charges (care and support)'

Key workers, shared ownership and market rent

Rents for residents in our 'keyworkers', 'shared Ownership' and 'intermediate market rent' properties are set using different rules and will be subject to a rent increase from April.

More guidance is given in the guides below: