Household rent arrears

Household rent arrears

For more information about how to deal with rent arrears, see our detailed Household rent arrears fact sheet.

This fact sheet covers the following areas.

  • What type of tenancy do I have?
  • Housing Benefit.
  • What if my landlord increases my rent?
  • How can I pay off my rent arrears?
  • My landlord is refusing to agree to my offer.
  • What if my landlord takes court action?
  • Eviction - what can I do?
If you fall behind with payments on your rent, it is very important to try to make an arrangement to pay back your arrears. You could lose your home if you do not do this.
Rent arrears are a priority debt. You can find out how to deal with rent arrears at Step 3 of our Four simple steps to dealing with your debts.
If you have rent arrears, contact us for advice or see our detailed Household rent arrears fact sheet that sets out how to deal with them.

Rent - help with payments

If you are having difficulty paying your rent, there may be ways of getting help to pay.

Ways of increasing your household income for information about how you might be able to boost the amount of money you have coming in.

Housing Benefit to find out more about getting help with your rent payments.