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Public sector rents to increase from April

Sat, 03 Dec 2016


Public sector rents will go up by 2% from the start of April next year.

The Department of Infrastructure will put charges up, costing residents an extra £1.10 to £1.87 per week.

The Department says the cost in maintenance and refurbishing properties is more than the income from rent, and a lower rise in rental costs would result in a bigger budget shortfall.

This year, the DoI has put £4.1m into providing public sector housing.

Those who have their rent covered as part of income-assessed benefits won't be affected by the changes.

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