Ways to pay your council rent

You can pay for your rent by swipe card, online banking, standing order, Direct Debit or post as well as online and by telephone.


You can pay online using your credit or debit card.


You can call our automated line to pay.

Swipe card

If you have a swipe card, you can pay your rent with cash at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet. To request a Swipe Card:

You must quote your name, address and rent account reference number (starting with 250 or 260)

How to pay with a swipe card

  1. Present your card at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet, with your cash payment
  2. Your card will be swiped and your payment processed
  3. Your card is returned to you with your receipt

Direct Debit

Call 020 8871 8987, option 4 and we will take the information required. Ensure that you have your bank details available.


Once your request has been processed, we will let you know the monthly amount and the date of the first payment.

Payment date will either be the 1st or 16th day of each month.

Online banking

If you are paying by online banking, you must quote your rent account number (250 or 260) as the reference. Our bank details are:

  • Natwest Bank
  • Sort code: 60-22-28
  • Account Number: 69612544

Standing Order

If you have a bank or giro bank account, you can pay by Standing Order. Payments will then be credited to your account automatically each week or month depending on your arrangement.

To set up a standing order, complete a standing order request form. Or order a print version of the Standing Order form.

By Post

Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to 'Wandsworth Council'. Write your rent account reference number (starting with 250 or 260) on the back of the cheque. Send to:

Wandsworth Council
Director of Finance
P.O. Box 18
SW18 2PB