Why You Need to Pay Rent

Why do I Need to Pay my Rent?

Your Rent

Payment of rent is due in advance on the Monday of each week, but you can pay in advance every two weeks or four weeks. It is your responsibility to ensure that your payment is received on time to avoid your account being in arrears. If you think you may have problems paying your rent at any time contact your Income Officer immediately for advice. You may also contact MCC One Stop Shops for Housing Benefit advice.

Apart from ensuring that you remain in your home, your rent payments are needed for the following reasons:
 

  • Your rent pays for repairs, the staff and services that look after your home & your neighbourhood.
     
  • If you do not pay your rent, you may lose some important rights to your tenancy and could be evicted from your home.
     
  • Your Income Officer will be responsible for monitoring your rent account; it is your responsibility to pay your rent as per your Tenancy Agreement. If you do not pay your rent, then your Income Officer will take action against you.
     
  • If you are having difficulties paying your rent you should speak to your Income Officer as soon as possible, as they and an Income & Energy Advisor may be able to offer you some support, help and advice.

To find the Income Officer for your area visit who to contact

Watch the short video below for information on your rent, your responsibilities and how MHA can help if you are having problems paying.

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