Renting in the private sector

Problems paying rent

If you’re having problems paying your rent, speak to your landlord straight away. Do not ignore the problem. It will get worse the longer you leave it.

If you have not paid your rent consistently, your landlord could begin the process to evict you.

Shelter has guidance for how to deal with rent arrears by:

  • speaking with your landlord
  • making a financial statement
  • making a repayment plan.

You might want to speak with National Debtline for free and confidential advice about your debt.

You may be eligible for council tax support to reduce your outgoings.