How to pay your rent

Paying rent (for council tenants)

You should pay the rent for your council home in advance. You can pay:

  • every week on a Monday
  • or every month on the sixth
  • or every fortnight on the Monday

The easiest way to pay is by direct debit – that way you don’t need to keep remembering to pay your rent. But you can also pay online, pay by 24 hour phone line, set up a standing order or pay at the Post Office. The pages within this section explain how to pay.

Pay your rent and see it spent

Keeping up to date on your council rent helps us make improvements to homes and services for you and your neighbours.

If you don’t pay on time you could lose your home so if you're struggling please get in touch to see how we can help.

Housing association tenants

If you are a housing association tenant, contact your housing association about paying your rent. Find your Housing Association