Rent for council homes in Croydon may increase by 8%

Council tenants in Croydon could see their rent increase by 8% on average.

From April, rent may go up to help fund ongoing improvements and repairs to council homes and estates.

Final rent levels are due to be agreed at Croydon Council's cabinet meeting next week before final approval at a full council meeting on 27 February.

Councillor Dudley Mead, cabinet member for housing, said the council knew rent rises were unwelcome, but they were a necessity.

He added: "That's why the council has done everything possible to make sure the proposed increase is as low as we can get it, while still maintaining the services our tenants want.

"We hope that tenants will agree that council rents are still exceptional value for money and still considerably lower than those in the private sector."

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