Paying for housing

Housing problems often begin because of financial difficulties. If you don’t have much money it can be difficult to find a decent home and if you can’t pay the rent or mortgage you could face eviction.

This section explains what help there is to pay for housing, including Housing Benefit, Universal Credit and help to pay for essential items. It also includes information about security deposits paid to private landlords, letting fees and what to do if you fall in to arrears.

Get help immediately if you are having problems paying for your accommodation. Being threatened with eviction doesn’t necessarily mean that you will lose your home – it may be possible to sort things out, even if the bailiffs are on the way.