The Association reviews rents annually and takes into account the expenditure over the past year and anticipates the expenditure over the coming year. Rent increases normally take place on the 1st of April every year. Tenants will be consulted prior to any increase being implemented and you will be notified of this around December/January each year so that your views can be considered.
Anyone who has been a tenant of the Association since 31st December 1989 currently has their rent set by the Rent Registration Officer. They set what they think is a fair rent for the property and tenants can only be charged that amount. Under new legislation these tenants now have the choice of continuing with the Rent Officer or asking the Association to set their rent.
Details on how rents are set is available from the Associations office or the Rent Setting Policy is available by clicking the link here to the downloads section of the website.
Cassiltoun are now consulting all our tenants with regards to the rent increase due in April 2013. The proposed increase is 3.5%.
Please find attached a copy of the document and either use this, the reply slip on the information sheet that was delivered through your door on Monday 14th January 2013 or contact the office to give us your views.
The closing dates to give us your comments is 4 p.m. Friday 21st January.