Some UOR properties now belong to an Affordable Rent Scheme...
When you are bidding for a home you may notice that some of our properties now belong to an Affordable Rent Scheme, which is a new initiative that the Government has introduced.
There is a higher rent charge for properties available to rent under the Affordable Rents Scheme and the income that is generated from higher rent charges will be used to help finance more new homes.
Please make sure you can afford the rent for any properties that you bid on, and check that the amount of housing benefit you receive will cover the full cost of the rent.
If you have decided to bid for a property available under the Affordable Rent Scheme you are entitled to a free Money Matters assessment and advice, to help make sure you can afford this higher rent charge and to check you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. If you would like an appointment with the Money Matters team please call 01744 63 73 83.
14 March 2012
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