Rent Arrears and Legal Action 

While we are here to help, you must remember it is your responsibility to keep your rent account up to date.  It doesn’t matter whether you pay full rent or you get part or full housing benefit, it is up to you to make sure the rent is paid. 

If you fall into difficulty, contact us straight away.  If you make a payment arrangement with the Association, we will not take any further action, so long as you keep to it.  But, if you fail to contact us or to make and keep to an acceptable payment arrangement, the Association will have to start court proceedings to recover the debt.  This may result in your wages being arrested or you being evicted.  Such action is always a last resort for the Association, but we will use it if we need to.  So please get in touch before the arrears get out of hand and help us to help you!