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Rent arrears

Tackling rent arrears

If you are struggling to pay your rent or are at risk of losing your home because you owe your landlord rent, you need to take action. It is always a good idea to tell your landlord if you are having trouble paying the rent. Your landlord will notice that you haven't paid and is more likely to take action if you ignore the problem. Telling your landlord and offering a practical solution may prevent her/him from trying to evict you, as it shows that you are making an effort to deal with the situation.

Negotiating rent arrears

It may be possible to come to an agreement with your landlord to pay a certain amount each week or month off the arrears you have built up. If you decide to do this, then make sure you agree on an amount you can realistically afford. It is better to make small regular payments than to miss payments because you can't afford it that week/month. Whatever you agree with your landlord, get it confirmed in writing or make a note of the date and time of the conversation for your records.

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