Paying your rent and any charges should be your top priority, and regardless of how you pay, you are responsible for ensuring that these are paid in full, and on time.
Non-payment of rent, service charges or any other charge could lead to us obtaining a County Court Judgement against you and/or you losing your home.
You can find information on this page about paying your rent, universal credit & benefits, money advice, and how to check your rent statement.
Changes to when you can pay by Direct Debit
With more options and frequencies you can now set up a Direct Debit to suit you.
Pay your rent online
It's quick and easy to pay your rent online. You just need your agreement reference number and your postcode.
Other payment methods
For other payment methods and to set up a direct debit, where your rent is paid to us on a regular basis, see below.
See your rent statement
Viewing your rent statement is quick and easy. It allows you to check it whenever you like. You just need to register with us initially and then each time you want to see your rent statement you will need to log in.
Direct Debit is one of the simplest ways to pay your rent. It is easy to set up, it's more convenient and gives you greater control over your money.
Have your agreement reference number and debit card to hand, you can use our automated service or speak to one of our Customer Managers by calling us.
We offer a swipe card to pay your rent, in association with Allpay. It’s quick and free to use at any Post Office or Paypoint outlet. Contact us for more information.
Universal credit and benefits
Universal credit is being rolled out across the country. Find here information and guidance to ensure you are ready for it.
Depending on the home you have, you may be asked to pay a service charge in addition to your rent. The service charge is different from your rent because it is used to pay for any services or benefits that are shared between you and your neighbours. Refer to your tenancy agreement for details of the services included. If you think you will have problems making a payment or have any questions about your rent please contact your Housing Officer
Rent free weeks
This year rent free weeks are (if applicable to you):
30 March 2020
6 April 2020
21 December 2020
28 December 2020
You may only take advantage of rent free weeks if you have a clear rent account. If there are arrears on your account you must continue to make payments in line with your agreement or the terms of your court order..
Advice and Support
Find out where you can go for advice and support during your tenancy.
Additional help with housing costs - Discretionary Housing Payments
In special circumstances local authorities can make a Discretionary Housing Payment to give extra help with rent. If the amount you get from Universal Credit or Housing Benefit is not enough to meet your rent, you can apply for a DHP.
If you have rent arrears that are preventing you from moving to a more affordable property or you want to move but can't afford the rent deposit, rent in advance or moving costs, your local authority can help with DHP.
Each application is assessed based on the applicant's individual circumstances - to find out more visit your local authority's website and look for discretionary payments.