3. How rent is set
Since April 2002 the government, through the Communities and Local Government Department, has given yearly guidelines to control and set the levels of council house rents.
Rents normally change in April of each year and from April 2017 rents will decrease by 1% per annum for three years up to and including April 2019. The government will then issue further guidelines for setting rents from April 2020 onwards.