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Rent payments for council tenants

Coronavirus update: here's some news about how we are supporting you at this time, including how to let us know if you are having difficulties making a rent payment.

We want you to be able to pay your rent as easily as possible.

If you are on a low income you may be able to claim some help with your rent.

If you are struggling to pay your rent, please speak to your rent and welfare team as soon as possible as there are a number of ways we can help. We will always deal with your problems in an understanding, sympathetic, fair way.

Failing to pay your rent can be a serious problem that may lead to you losing your home. Speak to us early and avoid it getting that far.

Ways to pay

Pay by Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay. Here's the Direct Debit form, or pick one up from the Town Hall.

Pay by Standing Order

Make standing order payments using Sort Code 30-96-97 and Account Number 00369020, with a Reference that is your rent account number.

Press here to make debit or credit card payments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Press here to make debit or credit card payments over the telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Pay by cash, debit card, or cheque at any Post Office (up to £1000 per transaction) using an allpay Rent Payment Card. Find your local Post Office here.

If you do not have an allpay Rent Payment Card, you can, you can request one here

Pay by cash at any retail outlet displaying the Paypoint logo (up to £200 per transaction) using an allpay Rent Payment Card. Many retail outlets also accept debit card payments. Find your Paypoint outlets here.

If you do not have an allpay Rent Payment Card, you can, you can request one here

Press here for up to date opening times, locations, and accepted payment methods at the Town Hall.

Average weekly rents

Property typeAverage weekly rent
3 bed house £94.20
2 bed house £86.96
1 bed flat £74.12
Studio flat £62.04

Rent free weeks

The four rent free weeks for 2021/22 are:

  • Week beginning 30th August 2021
  • Week beginning 20th December 2021
  • Week beginning 21st March 2022
  • Week beginning 28th March 2022

Council Tenants

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