COUNCIL house rents will rise by 2.7 per cent next year under proposals drawn up by Rotherham Council.
Tenants in more than 20,000 homes face an increase of £2.84 per week from April.
Government guidance states rents should rise by the consumer price index rate of inflation plus one per cent.
There will also be a two per cent increase in charges for garages, parking spaces, communal facilities, cooking gas and use of laundry facilities.
Fees for district heating schemes will be frozen.
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