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Help with paying rent

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I cannot pay my rent

If you are in arrears or cannot pay your rent, Housing Services can carry out a benefit check to make sure you are receiving the correct benefits.

Even if you are working you may be entitled to claim Housing Benefit.

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My benefits have stopped

You should firstly contact the Housing Benefit department to find out why your benefit has stopped. Sometimes it is because you have not responded to information requested or because your income or benefit has changed.

If you need advice because you are no longer entitled to any Housing Benefit and you cannot afford to pay your rent, please contact us.

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My rent has gone up

We need to find out whether the rent increase your landlord is asking has been correctly implemented.

If you are receiving Housing Benefit, this will not automatically increase just because your landlord wants a higher rent.

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My partner has left and I cannot pay the rent

Please contact us for advice to see what help may be available to you.

See also: I have split up from my partner

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