Linthouse Housing Association (LHA) is a community-based housing association.
We’re a ‘not for profit’ organisation and recognised Scottish Charity (no.028161).
We provide just over 1100 homes to local people in the areas of Linthouse, Drumoyne and Langands. Our housing stock is varied and includes tenements, multi-storey flats, four in a block properties and main door properties.
Creating and sustaining Lasting, Unique, Vibrant homes in stable popular and ambitious urban communities.
Delivering high quality cost effective housing services designed to meet the needs of existing and future customers by working in partnership with others, to create thriving communities, that people want to live and work in.
Our Strategic Objectives:
Linthouse Housing Association has launched its annual consultation with tenants on the rent increase proposal for 2017/18.
We will issue a letter and detailed information sheet to tenants with all the background information needed to make an informed decision on which rent increase proposal they support. This includes information on the Association’s plans to improve our housing stock and services.
The Association’s average rents are currently amongst the lowest of any registered social landlord (RSL) rents in both Govan and Scotland. In reviewing the rents this year our goal is to continue to build up our capacity to deliver long term maintenance requirements needed to provide high quality, well maintained homes. To help to achieve this goal the Association needs to take action to move our rent charges closer to those charged by other RSL’s offering similar properties in the Govan area.
We are asking tenants to carefully consider our proposals for either a 4% or 5% rent increase. Either of these increases will allow the Association to deliver an ambitious programme of refurbishments and planned component replacements in 2017/18 amounting to £2.4million. Major work planned in 2017/18 includes upgrades to 137 central heating boilers, 35 units full radiators replacements, 74 kitchen replacements, 41 bathroom renewals, and the refurbishment of 4 tenement closes in Linthouse.
A 4% rent increase would see average weekly rents increase by between £1.96 and £3.74 per week. In terms of comparability,applying a 4% increase would result in Linthouse HA continuing to hold the position as the local RSL with the lowest average rents in the G51 area for all apartment sizes (except the 2 x 5 apartments); remaining between £5.20 and £12.70 per week below the 2015/16 Scottish average weekly rents. The 5 apartment rents would be £2.37 per week above the 2015/16 Scottish average.
An increase of 5% on Linthouse HA average weekly rents would see an increase by between £2.45 and £4.86 per week. Applying a 5% rent increase in 2017/18 will result in Linthouse HA continuing to have rents which are amongst the lowest average rents in the G51 area and start to bring the rents closer to the average charges of other Govan HA’s. Linthouse rents with a 5% increase would, for all rents (with the exception of the 5 apartments), remain between £4.44 and £12.30 per week lower than the 2015/16 Scottish Average rents. The 5 apartment rents would be £3.30 per week above the 2015/16 Scottish average.
If you would like to know the impact of a 4% or 5% rent increase on your actual weekly or monthly rent charge then please phone our office and one of the staff team will be happy to provide this information.
Please note all comments provided by customers will be presented to our Management Committee at their meeting in February 2017 and taken into consideration before a final decision is reached on the actual rent increase.
The closing date for tenants to provide feedback on the rent review consultation is 4pm on Friday 27th January 2017.
The rent increase when approved will be implemented from 1st April, 2017.
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