Rent arrears

What Causes Rent Arrears?

Someone can have difficulty paying the rent if:

What happens if I don't pay my rent on time?


You could lose your home if you don't keep up your rent payments. If you fall behind, we will:

Shared owners

If you are a shared owner, the full amount of rent and service charges are due monthly in advance.

If you fall behind with your payments, we will try to agree a repayment plan you can afford. However, we will have to take action if the plan is not kept.

Who can give me advice at Inquilab?

Inquilab’s Income Officers and Customer Service Advisers are both involved in helping residents who are having problems paying the rent.

Income Officers

The role of our Income Officers is to:

Customer Service Advisers

The role of our Customer Service Advisers is to:

Can I get help with my rent?

If you’re on a low income, you could get Housing Benefit to help pay for some or all of your rent. How much you get will depend on your income and other factors.

You can apply for Housing Benefit whether you’re unemployed or working. Contact your council’s Housing Benefit department for details.