Falkirk Council’s tenants are helping to set next year’s rent levels in a new consultation launched this week.

Three options have been put forward in the consultation that is being sent out to all 16,000 tenants.

The options put forward outline increases of £1.66 per week, £2.32 per week or £2.99 per week.

They will also enable tenants to consider different levels of housing investment and delivery of additional new homes, comparative to each rent increase option.

The survey will also ask about levels of satisfaction and value for money with the Housing Service.

Councillor Gordon Hughes, spokesperson for Housing said: “By involving our tenants in the rent setting, we get a better idea of what their priorities are.

“Our rent levels are amongst the lowest in Scotland but yet we still manage to maintain the 4th highest level of repairs and improvement expenditure per home in Scotland.

“We’re planning to spend around £70m over the next three years upgrading the standard of 6000 home across the area and we need to know what matters most to tenants.”

For every completed survey returned by the closing date of Friday 26 October, Falkirk Council will donate £1 to the local Trussell Foodbank.

You can take part in the survey here