Information on housing benefit including local housing allowance, who can claim, how to claim and how much rent is paid.
Find out how much it costs to start renting from a private landlord or letting agent and make sure you get all the benefits and payments you're entitled to.
What to do if you get behind (in arrears) with your rent payments to the council or housing association, including how to reach an agreement to repay your rent
Find out when the council must give you a housing plan and what you can do if you disagree with the plan.
Information about rent arrears and how to pay them back, including sources of help, talking to your landlord, checking whether the amount of rent you have to pay is correct and agreeing a repayment plan.
Get help if you can’t afford your rent. Find out more about discretionary housing payment and dealing with your rent.
Explains that your Housing Benefit could be reduced if you are a social housing tenant of working age and your home is considered to be bigger than you need.
What you can do to help pay off your rent arrears.
Information on grants and loans to help with repairs and improvements to the home including disabled facilities grants.
Check you’re responsible for paying rent arrears, find a way of affordably repaying them and make sure you're getting all the help you're entitled to.
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