Help available if struggling to meet rent

North Lanarkshire Council's trained advisors can provide help and support to tenants who fear they may have problems paying their rent.
North Lanarkshire Council's trained advisors can provide help and support to tenants who fear they may have problems paying their rent.
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People struggling to meet their council rent payments are being urged to contact North Lanarkshire Council for help and advice.

A change of circumstance, loss of income or employment can often be unexpected and may lead to unforeseen financial problems.

The council are keen to ensure people are aware of the support which is available to them.

Stephen Llewellyn, operations manager with North Lanarkshire Council, said: “It is vital tenant’s accounts are fully paid throughout the year so we are able to provide better homes and services to all our residents.

“These services cover a huge range from day to day repairs, central heating and re-roofing to kitchen and bathroom replacements to garden assistance and close cleaning.

“People’s circumstances can change very quickly which can impact on their ability to pay their rent.

“We want our tenants to know that we are here to help were we can.

“It is essential residents pay their rent so the council can continue providing vital services such as repairs, maintenance and investment to homes.”

Trained advisors can help people set up payments, give financial guidance and provide guidance on budgeting and ways to maximise income.

A confidential helpline is available by calling 01698 403107 or more information can be found at Pay Your Rent

There are a number of ways in which payments can be made such as setting up a direct debit or standing order or at any Municipal Bank by cash, cheque, debit card, credit card or postal order.

Those who fail to make payments put their home at risk.