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Rent arrears

Getting into rent arrears can be distressing. But don't ignore the situation. If you don't take action to pay back what you owe, you could end up losing your home.

Read these pages to find out what you can do to stop yourself being evicted for rent arrears.

Paying off your rent arrears

Information about rent arrears and how to pay them back, including sources of help, talking to your landlord, checking whether the amount of rent you have to pay is correct and agreeing a repayment plan.

Things to check when you have rent arrears

Information about checking whether you are responsible for rent arrears, checking for entitlement to housing benefit and other sources of help.

You are taken to court for rent arrears

Information about the procedure a landlord must follow in order to take a tenant to court for rent arrears and eviction, the court hearing and what decisions the sheriff can make.