Following an extensive consultation exercise with all our tenants/members the West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) Management Committee, all of whom are tenant/members themselves, considered the rent position for 2017/18 at its meeting of 27th February 2017 and decided that a 2% rent increase was a prudent and required course of action to meet the financial requirement of WWHC for this year. This decision was taken in the light of CPI inflation running currently at 1.6% and RPI inflation currently running at 2.5% in the UK.
The Co-operative’s philosophy to rent charges is to ensure we are providing the highest possible quality of services to our tenant/members at a rent which is reasonable, comparable and affordable. The Committee considered the rent rises of many similar housing organisations and the WWHC increase is lower or similar to most of those other organisations.
The Committee fully appreciates the financial difficulties some tenants/members are currently experiencing, caused by austerity, macro economic recessions and welfare benefit reform.
If you are experiencing any difficulty in meeting your rent payments, please contact your Housing Officer immediately who will be sympathetic and will endeavour to help you in any way possible.
All West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative members are warmly invited to a meeting on Monday 6th March 2017 at 7.00pm in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, 57 Belmont Road, Whitlawburn. The meeting is an opportunity for members to have their say and to be updated about the organisation’s progress and plans.
Refreshments will be provided.
The Management Committee is currently considering the appropriate rent charges for all properties in the ownership of West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative Ltd for the forthcoming financial year and is consulting with all tenants/members to allow them to express their views.
We have written to all tenant/members with details of the proposals, you can view a copy of the letter by clicking here.
The Management Committee is very keen to hear tenant/members’ views on this proposal, and on the WWHC Rent Policy, which is available on request.
If you want to respond to this consultation please write to or email Paul Farrell, Director, at the addresses on our contacts page no later than 12 noon on Monday 27th February 2017.
The office will close on Friday, 23rd December and re-open on Wednesday, 4th January at 9.15 am.
When the office is closed tenants can contact our Concierge team on 0141 646 1924 for advice in an emergency. Concierge services are available 24 hours a day, every day.
The staff and committee of West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas and new year.