Rent freeze for tenants

Worthing Homes has taken the decision this year to keep rents the same. There will be no rent increase in April 2010. In addition your service charge will remain at the same level.

If you are in receipt of housing benefit you do not need to tell the Council’s revenue and benefits section.

If you are a sheltered tenant your support charge has been reduced in line with a reduction in the amount of grant paid by West Sussex County Council. Your new support charge will be £1.87 for your alarm equipment and £12.78 for your housing related support, totalling £14.65 per week.

For more advice on paying your rent, benefits, how to save money and more please see our Money Matters section on our website or alternatively contact your Neighbourhood Housing Officer for advice.