If you are having difficulty paying your rent or are in rent arrears please contact our Housing Officer, Mark, at the Lister office for advice and assistance. There may be help available from Housing Benefit of Universal Credit.
Agencies that can give you practical help and debt advice
The Advice Shop: 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ 0131 200 2360
Citizens Advice Bureau: 58 Dundas Street Edinburgh EH3 6QZ 0131 510 5510
Advice.scot: Advice over the telephone – 0808 800 9060
Shelter Scotland Edinburgh Community Hub: 4th Floor, Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AW or the Shelter helpline – 0808 800 4444.
www.scotlandsfinancialhealthservice.gov.uk for financial and debt advice
It is your responsibility to pay your rent to us – it goes to providing your service, repairs and improvements. If we receive HB on your behalf it is still your responsibility to pay any balance and report any changes of circumstances to the Council.
If you cannot pay your rent regularly we may take legal action which could, if nothing is sorted, result in Lister applying to the Sheriff Court for a court order granting Lister possession of your property. We wish to avoid this if possible, so please contact the Lister office as soon as possible. The longer you leave it the fewer options there are.