Rent advice surgeries


If you're an East Lothian Council tenant and need advice about your rent payments or rent arrears, call into one of our advice surgeries.

Musselburgh Jobcentre Plus

A Rent Income Officer will be based in the Jobcentre Plus office in Musselburgh once a week to provide an advice surgery for anyone in need of help.  You can drop-in for a friendly chat, or if you prefer to make an appointment, just get in touch in advance and we'll arrange this for you.  You don’t need to have an appointment with a Jobcentre Plus Work Coach to attend the Rent Income surgery, anyone can come along.

The surgery is held on a Wednesday, 10am to 12pm one week and 2pm to 4pm the following. 

Upcoming surgery details are as follows:

  • 15 November 10am to 12pm
  • 22 November 2pm to 4pm
  • 29 November 10am to 12pm
  • 6 December 2pm to 4pm
  • 13 December 10am to 12pm
  • 20 December 2pm to 4pm
  • 10 January 10am to 12pm
  • 17 January 2pm to 4pm
  • 24 January 10am to 12pm
  • 31 January 2pm to 4pm

Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

A Rent Income Officer will be based at The Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar on the second Tuesday of every month from 10am to 12pm.

If you have any questions about your council rent, or any concerns, just drop in.  If you prefer to make an appointment, just get in touch with the Rent Income team in advance and we'll organise that for you.  

Upcoming surgery details are as follows:

  • 21 November 10am to 12pm
  • 12 December 10am to 12pm
  • 9 January 10am to 12pm

Important information -  cost of living

With the cost of living increasing, many people are finding it difficult to cover essential daily living costs.

A range of measures are available to help people boost their income. Don't assume you're receiving everything you're entitled to, always check, and if you're still struggling or in doubt, get in touch.

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