Rent arrears occur when you don't pay some or all of the rent you owe your landlord. This can happen when you get into financial difficulty due to a cut in working hours or job loss, a delay or problem with your benefit claim, or a relationship breakdown.
The higher your arrears get, the more likely your landlord will consider taking action to evict you from the property. It is important to address the problem as soon as possible by seeking advice on your options. Contact our Debt Advice Team on 0191 433 6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If your circumstances change, and it could affect the amount of benefit you get, you must tell us straight away. Report a change in circumstances.
If you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and your circumstances have changed, making you worse off, you may be able to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.
Debt Advice Team
0191 433 6165