Rent Arrears

What happens if you don’t pay your rent?

It is essential to pay rent. Failure to pay rent regularly can lead to eviction.

Rent is based on income into household. If your income reduces or increases please contact immediately us and we will re assess your rent.

What if I have problems paying my rent?

If you have any difficulties paying your rent it is vital that you contact your Rent Coordinator as soon as possible. Confidential help and advice is available and staff will do all they can to assist you and prevent you getting further into debt.

What you can do if you get into financial difficulty

The most important step you can take is to contact your creditors immediately to let them know that you are having difficulties. Then you will be able to work with them to deal with the situation. Otherwise the problems and the pressure from creditors will just get worse.

  • Assess your situation

Make a list of all your debts.  Identify the debts needing immediate attention (example, rent arrears, utilities). Get in touch immediately – by letter or phone – to tell them that you are experiencing difficulty, If your income has reduced  this will result in a reduced rent.

  • Make out a budget

List how much money is coming into your household each week (or month) and how much is going out.

  • Organise a method of paying the agreed amount

You can do this in various ways, such as direct debit or through internet banking.

If you are still having problems, you can contact MABS  or phone 0761 072000