The last few years have seen an increase in the amount of people struggling with debt, with many finding that they are unable to meet their rent repayments each month, leaving them accruing rent arrears. There are many reasons that people fall behind and accrue rent arrears, job losses and decreased income due to illness are often the main culprits, which is a cause of great worry for struggling tenants.
The advice would always be to make sure you pay your priority debts, such as your rent, as failure to do so can result in you being evicted from your home.
However if you find yourself struggling with rent arrears, the best advice would be to contact your landlord or housing association and alert them of the situation, this will reassure them that you are putting plans in place to deal with the problem. More often than not they have methods in place that can help to relieve the situation and help to bring you back in control and start repaying your rent arrears.
If you have other problem debt on top of your rent arrears, the advice is not to panic but to address the situation as soon as possible. There are many solutions to help you manage your debt and repay your rent arrears. We at DFH can help you to determine the best solution for your circumstances and help you regain control of your finances.
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