Get help to pay your rent
As a tenant you are contractually obliged to pay you rent, and this should be a priority over most other expenses. If you fall behind with your rent you could risk losing your home.
If you are having problems paying your rent you should check to see if you are entitled to claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. You can find out more here:
If you are struggling to afford your rent due to a change in your circumstances, such as you are no longer entitled to certain benefits, your rent has gone up or your partner no longer lives in the property, please contact us for advice and we will make every effort to help you.
Managing your money
Independent online budgeting tools are available to help you work out what you're earning and spending each month, and where you may be able to save money. These tools are free to use, and some can also help you work out what benefits you may be entitled to:
- Benefit and budgeting calculator - on the Policy in Practice website
- Work out your budget - on the Citizens Advice website
For more advice and support about basic money management, or if you are experiencing debt, please see:
And on external websites:
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Housing Tenancy Services
Page last updated: 26 April 2022