Tenant participation is about tenants having real opportunities to contribute to and influence all decisions relating to their homes and living conditions. We want to hear from you .......
Aberdeen City Council is currently consulting all tenants on the possible introduction of a new fixed term rent policy.
The rent that you pay to Aberdeen City Council is held in an account known as the Housing Revenue Account (HRA). The money in this account can only be invested in housing services such as repairs, improvements, housing management and building new properties.
Currently, rent is set at the Council budget meeting each March, which can make budgeting challenging for both tenants and the council. The advantage of a long-term rent policy is that it allows tenants and the Council to plan ahead financially, knowing what the rent increase will be for a number of years
We don’t want you to miss the opportunity to have your say about this policy, and you can do so by completing our short on-line survey. There is a prize draw where 4 lucky tenants can win £250 each in shopping vouchers. In order for your opinion to count we need to receive it by Friday 8th November 2019. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please see our tenant consultation privacy notice for further details about how your information will be used.
Your data: tenant consultation
How we use your information
Aberdeen City Council collects and records information about you to analyse and respond to any feedback you have raised during this consultation. We also use it to report on our consultations, setting out what issues have been raised and how we have responded to that feedback (individuals will not be identified in any such reports).
We will also update your contact details if you are a current Aberdeen City Council tenant. With your consent, we will also use your information to be entered into a prize draw and contacted if successful.
It is entirely your choice to do this and you can withdraw your consent to enter into the prize draw at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
Housing Strategy Consultations
Business Hub 11
Level 2 West
How long we keep your information for
We will keep this information for one month after the closing date of the consultation. If you are an Aberdeen City Council tenant and have provided us with contact details, these will be kept for the duration of your tenancy and you will be only contacted with matters relating to your tenancy.
You’ve got legal rights about the way the council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on DataProtectionOfficer@aberdeencity.gov.uk or write to:
Data Protection Officer
See more information about all the rights you have.
You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.
Our legal basis
Wherever Aberdeen City Council processes your data we need to tell you what our legal basis in Data Protection law for doing so. The Council understands our legal basis for processing your data as Articles 6(1)(a) and 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is because we are legally required to consult with our tenants under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and you have consented to enter your details in to the prize draw. You can withdraw your consent to this at any time, as explained above.
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