Rent Consultation 2021-2022

Closed 12 Feb 2021

Opened 19 Jan 2021


Every year East Lothian Council consults with tenants, tenants and residents groups, and East Lothian Tenants and Residents Panel (ELTRP) on our proposals to increase rents.

The council's existing budget plans are built around a five per cent increase over the next few years. However, taking into account the impact of the Coronavirus on household incomes, the council is proposing to limit next year's rent increase to 2%.

This is based on an estimate of what it will take to maintain existing services, continue with our investment in the development of new council homes, and maintain and improve our existing housing stock.  

How to Have Your Say

If you are a council tenant you will receive a letter and printed questionnaire through the post, or by email, over the next week or so. To provide feedback please:

  • Complete and return the printed questionnaire, or
  • Respond using our online questionnaire below  

Additional Information

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone about the rent proposals you can get in touch with Deborah Piner in the Service Development Team:

  • Freephone 0800 413 721
  • Email or
  • Write to East Lothian Council, Service Development Team, Penston House, Macmerry Industrial Estate, Macmerry, EH33 1EX



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