Rent arrears

What are rent arrears?

If you miss payments, you will automatically be sent a letter to remind you to bring your account up to date. Arrears can be caused by:

  • late payments
  • missed payments
  • part payments, and
  • changes in housing benefit entitlement.

Note: If you are an introductory tenant, you should not have arrears on your account as this could prevent you from obtaining a secure/flexible tenancy and put you at risk of losing your home.

Former tenants in arrears

If you are no longer a current Wandsworth Council tenant but still owe arrears, we will pursue this debt until it is paid in full. In order to avoid possible legal action please contact our former tenants account section on 020 8871 8987.