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Housing Executive rents set for 2015/16

Published: Fri, 6 Feb 2015
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Housing Executive property, Ballymacross Lisburn
Our rents for 2015/16 will increase by 4.85%, an average of £3.08 per week. This compares to a 4.2% increase last year.
The new rent levels will be effective from 6 April 2015 and will bring average rents to £66.60 a week, excluding rates.
Tenants will be informed of their new rent levels during February. Approximately 75% of tenants receive full or partial Housing Benefit support towards their rent. We currently manage some 88,000 homes across Northern Ireland.
Our rents continue to remain much lower than local housing associations in Northern Ireland, and around £20 a week less than the average rent for similar local authority accommodation in England.
We encourage tenants, either in the private or social sector who are having difficulty paying their rent to seek advice from their local Housing Executive office as their level of income may entitle them to claim Housing Benefit. Further information is available from our housing benefit section or 03448 920 902.