A month’s free rent has been awarded to a lucky council tenant just for signing up to manage his account online.
Steven Bourne from Measham is a North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) tenant, and the winner of the latest draw, which the authority is running to encourage tenants to sign up for online rent accounts – My Rent Account.
His bumper prize came as he was picked as the winner of the first of four Super Draws taking place over the 12-month period. The usual monthly prize is to win one week’s rent.
Mr Bourne said: “This money has come at a really good time for me – it will make a real difference. I’m just glad I took the opportunity to sign up online. I’d encourage all tenants to sign up because the account is pretty easy to use and being in with a chance of winning a month’s rent is great.”
Councillor Roger Bayliss, Portfolio Holder for Housing at NWLDC, said: “Huge congratulations to Mr Bourne on his win – we hope he enjoys the extra cash he now has to spend this month.
My Rent Account is an easy and efficient way for tenants to manage their rent with us. It means they can make payments, change personal details and check their account any time, without having to call or come in to see us.
“We’re running the monthly draws as an incentive to sign up – best of luck to all of our tenants that take up this opportunity.”
Monthly draws will continue for the first year to win either one week’s free rent or a paint pack (choice of paint, brushes etc.) to the equivalent value. Further ‘Super Draws’ will take place in September 2017, Januaryand April 2018. The winners of these draws receive a four week’s rent paid on their behalf by North West Leicestershire District Council.
Any North West Leicestershire District Council tenant who signs up to My Rent Account is eligible for the monthly draw and Super Draws.
Registration for My Rent Account is free and takes just a few minutes at www.nwleics.gov.uk/myrentaccount. Anyone who would like help signing up can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01530 454798.
Picture: Steven Bourne (right) being congratulated on his win by David Moxon from the NWLDC housing team