Tenants in council housing in Tipperary are being caused ‘unnecessary stress’ by a mix-up with the new differential rent scheme, according to a local representative.
The new rent amounts were due to come into effect on July 2nd, however it had to be deferred the end of the month due to some tenants not receiving notifications of the increases.
Some tenants began paying their new rent amounts from July 2nd, when the scheme was due to begin.
However, as a decision as taken to delay the introduction of new rent amounts, those tenants were told they would receive credit on their accounts.
Cllr Seamie Morris has said he’s been contacted by a number of people looking to get their rent overpayments back in place of credit.
It’s also claimed that the HAP office in Limerick is stating that people who haven’t paid the rent increase from July 2nd are now in arrears.
According to the Nenagh-based representative the HAP offices in Limerick informed him that they have not received any notice of the deferral and are working on the original amendment document from Tipperary County Council – while HAP representatives in Clonmel claim that the Limerick office were notified.
Cllr Morris says the confusion is causing unnecessary stress to tenants in local authority housing, and to those in receipt of HAP in the Premier.