All housing rents will fall by 1% from April, following an announcement by the government in 2015.
Private Finance Initiative (PFI) areas, housing rents will increase by 3% from April.
Garage rents will not increase.
Service charges for
low and medium rise flats will have an average increase of 12p per week. Charges for
multi storey flats will increase by £2.00 a week.
Charges for District Heating will increase by 3.9%.
The support charge for sheltered housing schemes will remain at £13 per week but residents not in receipt of Housing Benefit will now pay £6 towards this charge.
If you have been affected by any of the above changes and you are in receipt of housing benefit, you do not need to let Leeds Benefits Service know, your claim will be adjusted accordingly. You will need to inform them of any other changes in circumstance.