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Benefits - rent

Paying  Rent

If you are having difficulty with paying your Rent (Council Tenants ONLY)

If you are having a problem with your rent you should contact NWBC to discuss your options. The council will always try to help tenants who are having difficulty, for example by:

  • helping you to check that you are claiming all of the benefits that you are entitled to
  • telling you where you can get help with budgeting and managing your money
  • reaching an agreement so that you can pay back any rent arrears that may have built up over time, at a rate that you can afford

If you wish to discuss your rent with us in confidence, please contact the council by telephone 01827 715341 or email housingservices@northwarks.gov.uk 
 
Help with rent arrears and problems with paying your Rent (Private Tenants)

Your landlord can evict you if you fall behind with your rent - you could lose your home. If you cannot pay your rent, don’t ignore the problem. Talk to your landlord as soon as possible. Whether the problem is caused by a change in circumstances, a budgeting difficulty or a cut in benefits, you can take some important steps yourself to help you get back in control and avoid eviction. 

  • Talk to your landlord
  • Identify the problem and work out a plan and budget
  • Boost  your income through maximising your benefits
  • Get FREE help and advice from the following:

Citizens Advice Bureau – www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing    
Shelter – www.shelter.org
Money Advice Service – www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Last updated Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

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