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What to do if you are struggling to pay your rent to your landlord, council or housing association and help to pay it.

First published:
18 May 2020
Last updated:

Your landlord cannot evict you from your home for 3 months if you cannot pay your rent.

Renting from a private landlord or letting agent

You must:

  • speak to your landlord or letting agent
  • continue to pay your rent (if you can)
  • agree a repayment plan (landlords may be getting a mortgage payment holiday from their mortgage lender, ask them about this when you speak to them)

Renting from a local authority or housing association

You must:

  • speak to your local authority or housing association
  • continue to pay your rent (if you can)
  • agree a repayment plan

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