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Kristina Fenwick
Joined: 05/11/2014

Hi all,

We have received a rent increased from a RP that as usual includes an amount for voids as £14.80pw x 4 tenants.

The scheme has been open since 2012 with the same 4 residents still remaining.  Therefore there has never been any empty bed space.

Originally they tried to claim 10% voids but we got them down to 5% - which is the figure that they now use.

As the same 4 tenants who moved in at the beginning are still resident and showing no signs of leaving due to their complex needs, can I argue to remove the voids costs altogether or would you still allow? 

They do have other schemes in other areas but have not as yet suggested the voids are spread across all schemes.