You'll soon receive a letter about your new rent charges for 2021. This is separate from service charges, which are based on the costs of services we provide.
The government ended the four-year rent reduction for social housing from 6 April 2020. This means RHP, like other social landlords, is able to increase rents for assured, assured shorthold, affordable and fair-rented tenancies, but only by a maximum of inflation (the Consumer Price Index) plus 1% each year.
September’s inflation rate of 0.5% will be used, so the rent increase will be no greater than 1.5%.
We’re committed to maintaining rents at an affordable level whilst still complying with the government’s rent increase system and will continue to work hard to make sure you continue to receive the best possible value for your rent.
If you’re having difficulties paying your rent and service charges, contact our rent team as soon as possible at www.rhp.org.uk or by calling 0800 032 2433. Your rent advisor can discuss your payments with you and offer financial support. If you want to find out if you’re entitled to help with paying your rent, you can: