2022/23 Council Housing Rent Consultation

Closed 8 Dec 2021

Opened 15 Sep 2021

Feedback updated 11 Mar 2022

We asked

Every year the City of Edinburgh Council’s Rent Consultation gathers tenant views on their experience of the housing service and presents options for setting the next year’s rent levels. We received 446 responses for the 2022/2023 consultation – 106 through our online survey and 340 using our printed, postal option. This was nearly double the average from previous years, so we were delighted to get such a valuable picture of tenant opinions.


The Council also carries out an annual Tenant Survey, questioning 1,000 tenants across the city. This survey includes the questions in the Rent Consultation, as well as a number of other topics.


Tenants were presented with a range of rent increase options: 1.8%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5%. The consultation explained the impact the different options would have on delivery of key commitments, including Net Zero Carbon.

You said

The most popular option in both the Rent Consultation (53% of respondents) and the Tenant Survey was 1.8%.

We did

Therefore, a proposal for a 1.8% rent increase was put forward at the Council’s budget meeting on 24th February. However, a motion from the Coalition for a second rent freeze was agreed at the meeting and this will be put in place for 2022/23.


This year's rent consultation gives Council tenants an opportunity to provide feedback on the housing service, rent levels and future plans for the housing service in Edinburgh.

The 2022/23 Council Housing Rent Consultation Information (PDF) below provides a summary about the way the housing service works and sets out our plans over the next few years. We hope that it will help you to answer the questions in this online survey.

We're also sending a printed booklet to all tenants with the same information and consultation questions, so that you can respond by post if you would prefer.  If you complete this online survey, you don't need to return the printed survey to us.

The consultation runs until 8 December 2021. We look forward reading your thoughts and feedback.

Thank you.


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