Tenants in Dundee have overwhelmingly backed the second lowest rent increase in the history of Dundee City Council, following an extensive eight-week consultation.
A report to go before the council’s neighbourhood services committee on Monday January 23 recommends an increase of 1.25% following tenant feedback.
That figure would be second only to last year’s 1% rent rise.
John Alexander, convener of the neighbourhood services committee, said: “We’ve had a brilliant response to our consultation with more than 1,700 tenants feeding in their views.”
The lowest increase of 1.25% was backed by 59% of tenants, with 41% favouring a higher increase of 1.5% or 1.75%.
Mr Alexander added: “It’s great to see people supporting our plans to increase investment and I’m sure those supporting a higher increase did so because they’ve seen the benefits derived in terms of external wall insulation and other improvements.”