The Rent Scheme - how we work out your rent
Every one of our homes is allocated a number of points depending on its age, design and facilities. The rent is calculated by multiplying the number of points by the ‘value of a point’. The value of a point is reviewed every year.
If you think your rent has been wrongly calculated please contact your local office.
What if I carry out improvements to my home?
We will not charge additional rent if you carry out an improvement yourself. All improvements, however, require our written approval before the work is carried out.
What if the Housing Executive carries out improvements?
If there are changes to the design or facilities in your home the rent charge will be updated to reflect the changes made. We must give you 4 weeks notice any time your rent is to increase.
There will be no increase in charges after an adaptation for a person with a disability.
What about my rates charge?
Rates are not covered by the points scheme and are charged in addition to the rent charge. The Land and Property Service tells us how much to charge you for rates. Rates are calculated as a percentage of the rent charge.
Where can I get further information?
If you would like more details of how the Rent Scheme works and how it affects you, contact your local office.
There's more information on our Rent Scheme below.