When to pay rent

Your council rent is charged fortnightly and is payable in advance by the first Monday of each rent period. Any payment not made on time will be treated as arrears.

Paying rent is the most important part of your tenancy agreement. It is important that you pay your rent on time and in full and that you are aware of the consequences if you do not pay.

Paying your rent in 2021/22

We issue letters to all council tenants in March each year to tell you how much rent you will have to pay in the forthcoming financial year.

Although rent is charged fortnightly, we offer flexible payment options to suit your circumstances. If you would like to discuss how best to pay your rent to avoid falling into arrears, just contact the rent income team and we will be happy to help.

Rent charge breaks 2021/22

If you have an up-to-date rent account, you can enjoy a rent payment break:

  • fortnight beginning 28 June 2021 
  • fortnight beginning 27 December 2021

Rent Payment Calendar 2021/22

It is important to note, if you have rent arrears, you will not qualify for these payment breaks and you must continue to pay towards your rent arrears during these periods.