Pay my rent

It is your responsibility to make sure that your rent is paid on time, whether you pay your rent yourself or it is paid by someone else, including Housing Benefit. If you are struggling to pay your rent, talk to us. We can work together to help you avoid rent debt and the risk of losing your home.

The rent paid by our tenants covers the cost of repairs in your home. It means we can invest in improvements like new kitchens, bathrooms and energy efficient boilers. It also funds the Plus services that we provide as a landlord that is here for people, not for profit – things like employment and money advice, support for communities and help for people experiencing anti-social behaviour.

We have made it simple, easy and convenient for you to make a payment to Homes Plus, with a choice of ways to pay your rent.

You can find the 2022-2023 rent calendar in our documents area.

If you pay your rent by Direct Debit (DD), you will have received a letter from our payment services provider Allpay, at the beginning of March, explaining that you would start to see Homes Plus on your bank statements – it also included a copy of your 2021-22 DD payment schedule.

This letter did not show the rent changes that would be applied to your account from April 2022. You will now have received a second letter from Allpay setting out your new DD payment schedule from April 2022.

You can find out more about DD payments in the link below.

Choose how to pay your rent

Direct Debit

Most customers find that the easiest way to pay their rent is by Direct Debit. It is convenient and gives you the peace of mind that your rent will be paid on time.  

How do I set up a Direct Debit? 

You can find a Direct Debit form in the welcome pack you received at the start of your tenancy or in the documents area on our website. You can also call our customer services team on 0800 048 8955, to set up a Direct Debit over the phone. 

How is my Direct Debit calculated? 

The weekly rent charged for your home is multiplied by the number of payable rent weeks in the year. This gives the annual rent payable for the property, which is then divided by your chosen Direct Debit frequency (see table below).  

How often will the Direct Debit be taken from my bank? 

Depending on how you choose to pay your rent, your Direct Debit will be taken on a weekly, 2-weekly, 4-weekly, or monthly basis.  The number of payments made is outlined below: 

Payment frequency 

Number of DD payments made in a year 

Weekly 

52 

2-weekly 

26 
4-weekly 

13 

Monthly 

12 

Can I choose a regular monthly payment date to suit my circumstances? 

Yes, you can choose what day of the month your regular rent payment is made. 

Can I alter how often I pay my Direct Debit?

Unfortunately, only the payment frequencies highlighted above can be applied to your rent account. 

Online with your My Homes Plus account

You can use the My Homes Plus service to pay your rent, check your balance and download past statements.

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Automated telephone payment 

You can make a payment by phone 24/7, by calling 0800 048 8955 and choosing the ‘pay your rent’ option. This will direct you to our quick and easy automated payment service. You will just need the long number from your swipe card, along with a debit or credit card. 

Standing order

Standing orders offer another convenient way to pay your rent. Set up your payment using a standing order form (available from us) and make sure that you include your rent reference number. Remember, though, that you will need to adjust the payment amount when you receive your annual rent review letter to avoid overpayment or arrears.

PayPoint

You can pay your rent by swipe card at any of the 28,000 PayPoint terminals in convenience stores, newsagents, supermarkets, garages and Post Offices.

To locate the most convenient place for you to pay your rent in this way visit www.paypoint.com

Telephone payment

You can pay your rent over the telephone during office hours, using a debit or credit card. To do this, call our customer services team on 0800 048 8955.

Plus services

There’s a reason for the plus in Homes Plus.

As well as being a trusted provider of affordable homes and care services, we’re here to do more for our customers, offering free and confidential Plus services like employment and money advice as well as support and investment for our neighbourhoods.

If you are struggling with your bills or finding it hard to manage your household budget, please talk to us. Our expert advisors are here to help and are all ready to support you if you need to boost your job prospects.

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