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Council Housing: Lambeth

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the extent to which Lambeth council's proposed rental charges from 1 April 2009 comply with her Department's guidance to local authorities on social rents. (255823)

Local authority social housing rents are set by the individual authority, not by central Government.

The Government want the rents charged by social landlords to be fair and affordable. But, ultimately authorities are free to make their own decisions about the actual levels of their rents, in consultation with their tenants, and may decide not to follow the Government's advice.