Council plans £8 million investment in lock-ups over 10 years
Archived news: published on Thursday 14 Feb 2019 by Fife Council
Convener of the council's Community and Housing Services Committee Cllr Judy Hamilton
Councillors at a meeting of the council's Community and Housing Services Committee discussed the issue this week and considered a rage of options to improve the lock-up service for council house tenants.
Service Manager Greig Henderson explained: "Right now we have over 7,000 lock-ups at 687 sites across Fife. Almost 70% of these are let to tenants but their condition varies, and over the last five years we've spent almost £1 million on maintenance. We are also losing out on potential rental income from the lock-ups that we can't rent out due to their condition."
Now tenants are to be consulted on the best way forward and decisions on the future of lock-ups will be taken by the council's area committees to make sure local needs and issues are considered.
Committee Chair Cllr Judy Hamilton commented: "Rents on our lock ups have been frozen for the past three years. We want our tenants to enjoy the best service possible. Lock-ups are always in high demand across Fife and it's therefore great news that we can make this investment to improve them where they are needed most."
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Judy Hamilton, Councillor
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