Council housing rent

During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic tenants are still responsible for paying their rent. During this difficult time we will continue to provide information advice and support to do this. Contact us here.

We are responsible for working out and setting your rent, using government guidelines.
If you are a Council tenant, we charge you a weekly rent for your home. This charge is applied to your rent account every Monday

Your rent helps to pay for the services we provide to tenants and the maintenance of your home. We have a firm but fair collection policy - we will offer advice and support to help you manage your rent account but we will always take action against those who do not pay their rent or will not work with us to pay off their arrears.

We send tenants a rent statement showing all payments and charges to their rent account four times a year.

Your Housing Officer is here to help you. If you receive a low income or are in receipt of personal Benefits you may qualify for Housing Benefit to help pay your rent.

We have an Income Management Policy which you can see here (pdf, 285kb)