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

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."

John Mills, Head of Housing Services 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 48 02 69 Contact John Mills online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ

Judy Hamilton, Councillor 
Tel: 01592 26 65 17 Contact Judy Hamilton online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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