Managing council housing rent arrears

COVID-19 Service Update - 

We have issued a 'Council Home Guarantee' meaning that none of our tenants will lose their home as a result of COVID-19. If you have been financially affected by this crisis please speak to us and we will do what we can to help you.

Managing council housing rent arrears

Housing council rent is due each week, however arrangements can be made to pay fortnightly, monthly or four weekly with prior agreement with your Tenancy Officer.

If you fall into rent debt your Tenancy Officer will contact you to discuss either by phone, letter or visit you in your home. The Tenancy Officer can offer you advice on benefits that may be available for you to claim.

If you require any advice or help with your rent arrears we would advise that you contact your Tenancy Officer straight away so it can be discussed and a repayment plan can be put in place.

It is important that your rent is paid as you could be at risk of losing your home if you do not keep up with the payments.

Our preferred payment method is direct debit or standing order - please contact your Tenancy Officer if you would like help setting this up. 

How to pay your rent

Access your rent account

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If you would like to know how much benefit you may be able to receive or help with budgeting, visit our benefit calculator and budgeting tools