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Commissioners apply rent cap to protect tenants

Thu, 21 Mar 2013


Onchan Commissioners have applied a rent cap in an effort to protect local tenants who face major rent increases.

The latest pointing system introduced by the Department of Social Care would have seen residents incur increases ranging from three per cent to 22 per cent - a figure deemed unacceptable by the commissioners.

They say since learning of the new points system they’ve been concerned for the welfare of the more vulnerable members of the community.

Chief executive Robin Turton says looking ahead they want to make it a much fairer system for all:

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