Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rents Soaring for Tenants

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rents Soaring for Tenants

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Thousands of Tyneside council tenants face an above-inflation 4.5% increase in rent.

Newcastle City Council's cabinet will be asked to approve increases averaging pounds 1.94 a week at a meeting tomorrow.

Service charges for wardens, caretakers and porters will also rise by 4.5 per cent and garage rents by 50p a week. The council says the rise is in line with Government guidelines and necessary to compensate for a cut in housing subsidy. The increase which will take effect on April 5 will raise about pounds 3m a year.

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