East Lothian Council

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Details of rent surgeries in your area

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If you wish to discuss your rent payments or arrears, we hold rent surgeries at our local Council offices every four weeks.

However, if your enquiry is urgent or if you are concerned about paying your rent, don't delay, contact our rent income team immediately on 01620 827528 and we'll make sure you get the help you need.

Rent surgery dates and times 2017/18


Tuesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm 25 April

23 May
20 June

18 July
15 August
12 September
10 October
7 November
5 December
30 January
27 February
27 March


 Wednesday 10am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4.30pm 26 April

24 May
21 June
19 July
16 August
13 September
11 October
8 November

6 December
31 January
28 February
28 March

Musselburgh & Tranent

 Thursday 9am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4.30pm 27 April

25 May
23 June
20 July
17 August
14 September
12 October
9 November
8 December
1 February
1 March

Important Information about Universal Credit

From 23rd March 2016, Universal Credit has been extended in East Lothian to include ALL new claimants of working age.

If you are of working age and were intending to make a new claim for housing benefit, you may now be required to claim help towards your housing costs as part of your Universal Credit claim.

You will NOT be able to claim for help with your council tax as part of your Universal Credit claim.  You MUST make a separate claim to East Lothian Council for this.

You can make a claim for council tax reduction online.

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13258, Haddington, EH41 3YA

Telephone: 01620 827528

How we use the information you provide.

Benefits are changing. Find out how this may affect you on our Welfare Reform information and advice pages.

Watch our housing advice videos. These show how we can help with a range of issues from relationship breakdown, to finding a private let. They explain recent Benefits changes, as well.
If you need any further advice or guidance, please contact us.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.