Pay your rent by Direct Debit and you could win £12,000!

Ever wondered what you would do if your bills were covered for 12 months? Well, 2014 could be the year you find out as West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative is joining a national campaign run by Bacs, the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit.

The Big Break initiative encourages people to switch to the ease and convenience of Direct Debit, with one lucky person set to scoop £12,000 in a prize draw - enough to cover regular bills for an entire year! To be in with a chance of winning the cash windfall, you simply have to be a new Direct Debit payer; it really is that easy!

On top of that, for each new Direct Debit Instruction set-up as part of the Big Break campaign, a donation will be made to Shelter, a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. So, while you could be celebrating scooping £12,000, switching to Direct Debit will also be helping to raise vital funds for charity.

Direct Debit is a simple and easy way to pay regular bills, such as your rent or service charge. Payments are taken automatically so you don’t have to worry about falling behind with your bills. Once set-up you can relax, knowing that you won’t forget to pay those important outgoings.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, switch to paying by Direct Debit between 1st April and 30th June 2014.  Simply call your Housing Officer and ask to pay your rent by Direct Debit.

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Office Closure Friday, 4th April

The Co-operative’s offices will be closed Friday, 4th April and will re-open on Monday, 7th April at 9:15 am.

If tenants have any emergency or urgent repairs during this time they should contact our Concierge team on 0141 646 1924 or via their handset.

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Annual Report 2013

Our annual report is available to download.

Annual Report 2013

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Rent Charges 2014/2015

The Co-operative sets rents annually, taking into account a variety of factors including all running costs, inflation, affordability, building cost indicators, future maintenance requirements, loan repayments, and in line with the rent policy.

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 the Committee is pleased to be able to hold rents at an inflation only rise this year.

All tenants have had the opportunity to comment on the charges which have now been approved by our Management Committee.  The new charges are outlined in the table below. 

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Information for Tenants About Our Community Heating Project

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