Questions about housing rent payment Expand Questions about payment Do you require a deposit? No, but we would expect any damaged furniture or broken/lost items to be replaced before the end of the tenancy. What’s included in the rent? We provide wifi and utilities including water, electricity and gas, which covers heating as well. The only thing that isn’t covered is council tax. How much is the council tax? The standard Council tax per flat is currently about £95; this would be split between two people sharing a flat, whereas a single person would get a 25% discount. Please be aware that rates are revised in April each year.