Paying your rent should be your No1 priority – Don’t risk losing your home…
Universal Credit means that you will have to pay your rent yourself.
If you fall behind by only 8 weeks then you could have up to 20% of your benefits deducted and paid directly to your landlord until these arrears are clear.
You may need to allow up to 5-6 weeks for your first UC payments to arrive. Prepare now – protect yourself from falling into rent arrears during this period with the Hi-£5 tenant initiative: pay £5 a week extra onto your rent account and build up a credit ‘buffer’.
Contact the Customer Accounts team to arrange your Hi-£5 payments and start building your ‘buffer’ now.