Rent arrears and money advice
It's important that you pay your rent in advance and on the date on which it is due. If you get into money trouble and fall behind with your rent it is important that you contact your Housing Officer immediately so that we can help you. You may be able to make an agreement with us to pay off what you owe gradually in extra weekly amounts.
Don't ignore the problem. Get help if you need it. If you allow your rent arrears to build up we may take legal action against you, this could lead to you losing your home.
If you don't contact us, we will contact you, telling you that you are behind with your rent. If your rent arrears increase, we will contact you again and arrange to visit you to talk through the situation.
Money advice service
Specialist help is also available from the Rent and Money Advisors who can give you advice on maximising your income by managing your bills and claiming benefits you are entitled to.
The Rent and Money Advice Service provides confidential advice and assistance to tenants about managing their debts, budgeting and claiming welfare benefits. Talking about financial problems with a third party can help to address problems and reduce stress and prevent the situation getting worse.
Our trained advisors can:
- Help you to cope with debt problems
- Give you advice about managing your bills and claiming benefits
- Negotiate and arrange payment programmes
- Act as a link between you and your creditor or lender
If you are a council tenant and think this service would be helpful to you, please contact the Rent and Money Advice Service. Contact details are in the panel on the right of this page.
Appointments can be made at your convenience and in your home, if required.