From The Press today:
Tenants are leaving Christchurch City Council homes in droves after a controversial rent rise, and social agencies are warning it will get worse.
Council figures show that 110 tenancies ended in July and August compared with 65 in the same two months last year, a rise of 70 per cent.
I'm not sure why this means things are getting worse. This housing is subsidised, so any reduction in demand is to be welcomed. It might mean that residents have a better offer elsewhere? If so that is the market at work.
The council says the increase in departures is not because of the rent rises, with no tenants citing that as their reason for leaving.
This is probably weasel words. Did the council ask each tenant? I doubt it. The problem is that the CCC is such a dishonest and crooked organisation in so many areas that it has no credibility when it speaks about anything.
What has happened to the massive waiting lists? Have they dropped? Are people in real and genuine need now able to get into a flat, instead of the same people hogging it for years? They don't say.