We understand the problems of getting by on a limited budget, and our staff are ready and available to help you sort things out. If you are able to pay off what you owe all at once that’s ideal, however if you are not able to do this we can work out a regular payment plan with you for you to pay off the arrears in regular amounts that you can afford. We can also check your entitlements to ensure you are getting the benefits you are eligible to receive, alternatively use our online benefit calculator.
But you need to move fast, because if you don’t tell us you have a problem or if you don’t keep to an arrangement to pay off the debt, we will take legal action and that could result in a County Court judgement against you or even worse the loss of your home.
Set up an agreement to pay
Speak to us and make an agreement to pay off your rent arrears before things get worse. Tell us how much you can afford to pay us each week and we will set up an arrangement with you. Contact us to talk about your rent arrears or make an agreement to pay
Are you falling behind with other bills?
Have you got other money worries? A number of agencies are able to offer advice and support on dealing with debt e.g. Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). They can contact the companies you owe; banks, catalogue, loan companies, door step collectors and so on, and should be able to arrange for you to make smaller payments until you are back on top of things.
Contact your Housing Officer to arrange a referral for specialist advice.