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Pay-to-stay Government Housing Consultation

This consultation has ended

Start date 29 October 2015
End date 11 November 2015

Are you a council tenant earning £40,000 or over?
How would you cope with an increase in your rent?

The Government has announced that from April 2017 council tenants in London with a household income of over £40,000 will have to pay rent at 'market rate' - or near 'market rate' - levels on their home.

What is meant by 'market rate' is not confirmed, but it could mean the typical rent on a two bedroom flat could increase from £130 to over £300 a week.

The Government is currently consulting on this 'pay-to-stay' proposal and we intend to give feedback on behalf of Islington's housing service. 

We would like to include local tenant case studies to demonstrate the potential impact of this change. So if you are likely to be affected, please get in touch to tell us about it. We won't mention your name and will only use your information for this consultation.

Please get in touch by Wednesday 11 November. You can call Alex Evans, Principal Housing Policy Officer, on 020 7527 4438, email alex.evans@islington.gov.uk or write to Islington Council, 3rd Floor, Northway House, 257 Upper Street, London N1 1RU.

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