Household rent arrears

Rent arrears fact sheets


For more information about how to deal with rent arrears, see our detailed rent arrears fact sheet for social housing tenants or for private tenants.

These fact sheets will give you practical information and advice if you are behind on your rent. They will explain your options, and the processes your landlord must follow.

Use these fact sheets to:

  • work out what kind of tenancy you have;
  • find out if there is any help you can get with your rent;
  • help you negotiate with your landlord; and
  • get advice about dealing with court or tribunal action.

These fact sheets also include some useful contacts and links for you to get further help.

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 rent arrears fact sheets that set 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.