District Heating Charges 2016/2017

The Management Committee have agreed to freeze all heat charges for 2016/17, in other words there will be no increase from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017, when charges will be reviewed again. This means that West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative has imposed no price increases for charges to tenants from July 2014 to 31st March 2017.

The Co-operative provides all services on a not for profit basis. The heat charges are calculated to cover the costs of making the supply and to ensure that there are sufficient funds available to carry out necessary maintenance, cyclical repairs and replacement.

The Co-operative’s Management Committee, who decide the charge levels, all of whom are WWHC tenants themselves, are aware of the financial and economic difficulties many of our tenants face currently.

If you have any questions about the heating system, particularly with regard to using the system economically, please contact the Property Team at the office.

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Office Closed – Easter Public Holiday

The Co-operative’s offices will be closed on Friday, 25th March and will re-open on Tuesday, 29th March at 9:15 am.

If tenants need an emergency repair carried out during this time they should contact our Concierge team on 0141 646 1924 or via their handset.

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Rent Charges 2016/2017

The Co-operative’s tenant controlled Management Committee, following full consultation with all WWHC tenant/members, has set the rent charges for all our properties for the next financial year. The Co-operative’s philosophy behind rent setting is to ensure the provision of the highest possible service levels at an affordable rent. We understand the difficult financial situation many of our tenant/members face and so Committee is very pleased to be able to freeze all rents for 2016/17 i.e. apply a 0% rent increase. You can download a copy of our rent calendar which shows the dates your rent is due.

Rent charges, effective from 14th March 2016 are as follows:

Property Type

Weekly charge

4-weekly charge

Monthly charge

2 apt MSF

£73.89

£295.56

£320.19

3 apt MSF

£87.24

£348.96

£378.04

4 apt MSF

£100.38

£401.52

£434.98

2 apt low rise

£61.50

£246.00

£266.50

3 apt low rise

£74.52

£298.08

£322.92

4 apt low rise

£87.42

£349.68

£378.82

4 apt low rise (conversion)

£80.97

£323.88

£350.87

2 apt cottage flat

£74.52

£298.08

£322.92

3 apt mid terrace

£86.88

£347.52

£376.48

3 apt end terrace

£92.22

£368.88

£399.62

3 apt semi detached

£95.79

£383.16

£415.09

4 apt bungalow

£109.89

£439.56

£476.19

4 apt semi detached

£108.12

£432.48

£468.52

5 apt end terrace

£116.97

£467.88

£506.87

5 apt detached

£122.25

£489.00

£529.75

If you are experiencing difficulty making your rent payments or you wish to discuss your account further, please contact your Housing Officer immediately. They will be able to arrange an appointment with a Welfare Rights Officer who will ensure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to. They can also provide you with help to manage your debts.

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Office Closed Friday, 4th March

The main office will be closed all day on Friday, 4th March 2016. Emergency repairs can be reported to our Concierge team on 0141 646 1924, and non urgent repairs can be requested online. The office will re-open at 9.15 am on Monday, 7th March.

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Job Advert: Property Maintenance Officer

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative is the U.K.’s 5th largest Housing Cooperative and has a demonstrable track record of significant success and ground breaking achievements. WWHC is widely respected as an innovative and forward thinking RSL with tenant/member satisfaction at a very high level. WWHC has 644 properties in ownership, 67% of which are Multi-Storey flats. We are currently seeking to recruit a candidate of exceptional calibre to fill the post of Property Maintenance Officer.

Property Maintenance Officer
EVH Grade 7: Salary circa £31k…… EVH Terms and Conditions apply

The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director (Property Services) of WWHC and be an integral member of the Property Team. The ideal candidate will be suitably qualified with considerable RSL or similar housing construction related industry experience in property maintenance or a similar discipline, will understand the culture of, and be able to easily adapt to, a community based working environment and will not be afraid of hard work.

The closing date for this post has passed.

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