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More than 800 homes given rent freeze

More than 800 homes given rent freeze

Friday 11 December 2020

More than 800 homes given rent freeze

The island’s second largest provider of social rented housing has pledged a rent freeze.

Jersey Homes Trust, which owns and manages 839 homes across 24 estates, said that none of its tenants will see any increase in their rents until next spring “at the earliest.”

They explained the decision was taken in recognition of the impact of the virus crisis.

Trust Chairman Michael Van Neste said: "Our mission is to provide social rented housing for those residents of the Island who need it, and many of our tenants have suffered and will continue to suffer financial hardship due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. At this time of year they already have the added cost of heating their homes and to impose a rental increase now would further add to their concerns.

"I would, however, like to repeat my earlier request to any of our tenants who may be struggling financially to seek advice, at the earliest opportunity, from our Managers regarding any problems they may have in paying their rent. We are here to offer advice and assistance."

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