We charge rent weekly.
If you have an introductory or secure tenancy you will usually pay over 48 weeks with 4 rent free weeks each year, totalling 52 weeks.
The rent free weeks in 2014/15 are 15 and 22 December 2014 and 23 and 30 March 2015. If you have rent arrears or a court order you need to continue to pay during these weeks.
Get rent ready - changes to paying your rent
From April 2014 you need to pay your rent in advance before you can sign your tenancy agreement for a new council home.
This applies to new tenants and existing tenants who want to move home.
If you are bidding for properties, get rent ready or the property offer could be withdrawn. See the Get Rent Ready factsheet, which explains what you need to do.
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