The different ways to pay your rent
Whether it’s paying your rent and service charges or rent arrears, we want to make the process really simple and easy. That’s why there are lots of ways to pay the money you owe, you just have to pick which one is right for you.
As you will know, rent and charges are paid in advance and it’s really important you pay on time. Take a look at our ‘Why it’s important to pay your rent’ page to find out more.
How can I pay?
You can use one of the following ways to pay, whichever is easiest for you.
- Direct Debit – this is the simplest option as it comes straight out of your bank account.
- Online – pay online with a debit or credit card at Allpay’s internet payment site.
- Allpay app – this is available for Apple, Android and Windows Phone.
- By phone – call us to pay with a debit or credit card on 0345 111 0000
- In person – pay by cash or debit card at any Post Office or where you see the PayPoint sign. Find your local Post Office or PayPoint outlet.
What if I’m on Housing Benefit or Universal Credit?
If you are unsure what you are entitled to then contact us. We can check if you are eligible, help you make a claim and process it quickly. It’s up to you to make sure that your claim is accurate, with all the relevant documents and you are responsible for any debt that builds up in the meantime.
If you receive Housing Benefit then you can ask your local authority to pay us directly which may cover all or part of your rent.
If you’ve moved over to Universal Credit, you will now get a monthly payment direct to you. It will include any help you get towards your housing costs.
Whether Universal Credit covers all or part of your charges, you must pay your full charge to us and you need to arrange payments to us directly. We suggest setting up a Direct Debit payment to us for the day your Universal Credit payment arrives in your account. That way you don’t need to remember to pay or worry about how much you have left for other things.
Struggling to make payments?
We want to help before things get on top of you. We could help you access benefits and support services, borrow or save money, or put you in contact with someone else who can help. Get in touch today and see what we can do.