Northampton Defend Council Housing welcomes the news that the refurbished homes are being tenanted and notes the FACT that new tenants in Dover Court will be paying more for the same.
The “new” weekly rent, for new tenancies is wholly in accordance with NBC rent policy. The explanation here is that following the end of “rent restructuring” Dover Court rents were not at target rent. As everyone is aware all dwellings that are not at target rent are moved to target rent on re-let and that is what is happening here. Any new tenants will be paying the higher target rent. Those who were decanted and are moving back will keep their lower rent.
Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) published an article about residents returning to newly refurbished homes at Dover Court, As well as existing tenants returning, this week NPH started to welcome new tenants
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