From SBC: an update for housing tenants.

Notice of decision made: Tenants’ contents insurance The Council intends to stop offering council tenants the opportunity to pay for contents insurance as part of their weekly rent from 1 April 2024. The current contract with Aon will end on 31 March 2024. Following this decision, the Council will promote to tenants the importance of… read more

Tenant Focus – November 2020

A message from your Housing team As we move into a new lockdown please follow the guidance to keep yourself and your family safe. You must: Stay at home, except for specific purposes Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes Close certain businesses and venues The Government’s overarching health messages… read more

Tenant Focus – March 2020

Important information for Tenants Rent increase for 20/21 Following a consultation, the Council have decided to increase council rents for 2020/21 by 2.7%. This rent increase followed a 1% reduction for the past four years. The increase will be spent on maintaining our current services. Response to the consultation was mixed, with some agreeing with… read more

Tenant Focus E-Newsletter December 2019

Rent consultation now live The consultation on proposed changes to the 2020/21 rent is now live Tenants will have six weeks to comment on the proposed changes to the rent for 2020/21. The consultation closes on 31 January 2020. Over the past four years rent has decreased by 1% each year and for next year… read more

Tenant Focus – December 2019

Welcome to Tenant Focus. If you have any feedback or suggestions on what content you would like to see please email Win £250 in time for Christmas Your next non-payment week will run from Monday 23 December to Sunday 29 December 2019 (week 39). Tenants with a clear rent account by Friday 20 December… read more

Tenant Focus E-Newsletter October 2019

Important information for Tenants Important information on non-payment weeks Tenants are reminded that the remaining non-payment weeks for the year are: Week 39 – 23 – 27 December 2019 Week 53 – 30 March – 3 April 2020 To qualify for the non-payment week your rent account should not be in arrears, unless you have… read more

Tenant Focus E-Newsletter August 2019

Important information for tenants We’ve made important changes to our Waste and Recycling service Earlier this month, we took vital steps towards increasing Swindon’s recycling rate by introducing compulsory recycling and charges for additional and replacement recycling boxes. Households will now be expected to present all of their recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, cans,… read more

Tenant Focus E-Newsletter July 2019

Important information for tenants Make sure to keep us updated with changes to your living arrangements To ensure our tenants’ safety, and in order to keep our records up to date, it is important that we are informed of any changes to your living arrangements. In the instance of the passing of a family member… read more

Tenant Focus – November 2018

Housing Repairs Now Online You can now report issues with your home and book a repair online through My Housing Tenancy. The online system lets you report repairs at any time in minutes and book appointment times that suit you. Find out more here. We are running a series of sessions in local communities and… read more

Tenant Focus – September 2018

Street Reps wanted! Street Reps are groups of housing tenants that get involved in the issues that concern them and where they live. They work with us to try and make their community a nicer, safer place and they also get involved with making decisions on how we provide housing services. We are looking for Street reps… read more