Being able to pay your rent regularly is very important. If you fail to make a payment, you risk your home. NB Housing staff will engage with tenants who find themselves in this position to offer advice and discuss options to stay on top of your rent payments.
Suppose you don’t pay your rent and fail to contact NB Housing. In that case, we will make every attempt to contact you and help you with any difficulties that might be stopping you from making a payment.
However, if you won’t work with us, we will have no alternative but to serve a Notice of Seeking Possession on you. This is the first stage of legal proceedings, resulting in you losing your home.
We will continue to try and help you. Still, if you do not pay your rent or continually fail to keep to a repayment plan to clear any arrears, you may be evicted from your home.
You can pay your rent in several ways, including:
Seek free independent financial advice about budgeting and debts
Please don’t ignore it, talk to us. Contact your Housing Officer in complete confidence as soon as possible. We are here to help, and the earlier you contact us, the easier it will be for us to help you. Ignoring your debt problems will only make them worse.
If you get into arrears, we will negotiate an agreement to help you pay off the arrears without incurring other debts.
We have created a downloadable document with more information on Debt Advice.