Paying rent

Ways to pay rent

There are a number of ways to pay your rent, which can all be found on our ways to pay us web page

Please remember, your home could be at risk if you do not maintain regular payments.

Benefit payments

Housing benefit or Universal Credit could help you pay your rent costs. Your benefit entitlement will depend on your personal circumstances.

  • If you receive housing benefit, this money will be paid directly to your rent account on a weekly basis.
  • If you receive Universal Credit, this money will be paid directly to you on a monthly basis. It is your responsibility to ensure you pay this money to your rent account and any shortfall between your entitlement and rent amount.

Please contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to check if you are eligible and make a claim.