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Rent arrears could mean you are at risk of losing your home. If you have rent arrears or are struggling to pay your rent you need to take action.
If you need help, use our directory to find a local advice centre.
If your landlord takes steps to evict you for rent arrears, act fast. It may still be possible to keep your home. We explain what you can do.
Councils and housing associations must follow a set procedure before they can evict you. Find out about the steps leading up to eviction from social housing.
Checking the amount of rent arrears you owe to your landlord is important, as you may disagree with the amount of rent arrears your landlord says are owed.
Delays in paying your housing benefit can get you in rent arrears. Make sure you give the council all the information it needs to process your claim.
Why it's worth talking to your landlord, and tips on making an agreement to pay back rent arrears as and when you can afford to.
Reducing rent arrears is important as you could be evicted if you fall behind with your rent. Get practical tips on paying off your rent arrears.