I have been served notice at my home for rent arrears. What should I do?
First you should complete a Financial Assessment Form then speak to the income team or landlord to discuss a sensible payment plan. It is important that you do not offer an amount you know you won’t be able to pay. If you are in receipt of benefits, offer to have rent paid directly to your landlord if you are in 8 weeks of arrears or over.
If the landlord accepts
If your landlord accepts, keep to your agreed payment plan. It’s important that you keep in contact with your landlord if you begin to struggle with payments.
If the landlord refuses