Helping us to develop homes for those in housing need
Will Affordable Rent homes be available for transfers?Yes. When advertising through Choice Base Lettings we will indicate those homes being let at an affordable rent, to help give clear information to those considering making bids.
What tenancy agreement will I have if I move info an affordable rent home?Most people moving into homes let at an affordable rent will get a fixed tenancy, which will be reviewed after a period of five years. Those moving in who are 60 years of age or more will get a lifetime tenancy along with existing secure tenants of L&Q who will get a lifetime periodic tenancy. Secure tenants will pay the registered rent of the affordable rent, which we will register as the fair rent.
New residents to L&Q will be offered a tenancy that incorporates a one-year probationary period. This will run on into the fixed term if residents keep to their terms and conditions of tenancy.
Will the rent stay the same throughout my tenancy?Every year, we review the rent you pay for your home, and your new rent comes into effect each April.
We follow rules set by the government when we calculate any changes to your rent. In 2020, the rules say rents can be increased by last September's Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation, plus an extra 1%.
The Consumer Price Index in September 2019 was 1.7%, so most rents will have increased by 2.7% from April 2020. We'll write to you about this beforehand, letting you know exactly what your new rent will be.