Changes to your rent from April 2023
With the cost of living rising and energy prices going up, we understand that many people might be concerned about the affect this will have on how much money we all have to spend each month.
The rent you pay goes towards us ensuring that we can continue to provide you and our other customers with a safe, secure home. It allows us to provide maintenance services and have someone available to help you if you have a tenancy query. It also means we can build more affordable homes for people in communities with a housing shortage.
As the cost of living and materials rises, so does the amount of money we need to spend to continue to provide you with a modern, reliable customer service. Last year we invested £68.8m in maintaining and repairing our homes, and we’ll continue to invest to ensure our properties remain safe and well maintained.
To read more about the services we provide and the investment we make in our homes and our communities – click here.
Your rent from 2023
From 1 April 2023 you may notice an increase in your rent.
For the majority of customers, your rent will increase, and in most cases this will be below the rate of inflation. We will contact you in the usual way, in writing, to confirm your new rent and other charges before 1 April 2023. We understand that any rent increase can be worrying, and we’re available to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Some customers also pay service charges for a range of services we provide such as ground maintenance or lighting in communal areas. Each year we look at how much we’ve spent providing these services and adjust service charges accordingly. Most service charges are variable which means that they could go up as well as down.
If you pay a service charge, we’ll be sending you a letter in February which will show how much your service charges will be from April.
Help to manage your money
If you’re worried about paying your rent or service charges, we’ll do all we can to help you to manage your money. In order to access our welfare benefits advice service, undertake an income expenditure review or apply to C&C’s financial support fund, please contact your local Service Officer or the Service Hub on 0207 922 5300.
Please note that any information shared with us will be in strictest confidence.
In some cases, we can also consider access to C&C’s financial support fund. This is a discretionary fund and will be accessible to those who can demonstrate they are unable to pay their charges in full.
You can also visit Aster's cost of living hub to see the support available for a range of services, from energy costs to accessing local food banks and warm spaces.
Answering your questions
We’ll be getting in touch with you again in February to confirm the details of your new rent payment, but in the meantime, we’d encourage you to talk to us if you’re worried about paying your rent or other charges.
You can call us on 020 7922 5300 for more support and advice.