Re­mem­ber to pay your rent on time

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

With so much go­ing on at this time of year it’s easy to let things slip your mind and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil is urg­ing ten­ants not to forget to pay their rent over the fes­tive pe­riod.

The coun­cil is run­ning a cam­paign to re­mind peo­ple of the im­por­tance of keep­ing their rent up to date and to direct them to the help they can re­ceive if they find them­selves be­hind with their pay­ments.

An­nette Finnan, head of area ser­vices, said: “The vast ma­jor­ity of our ten­ants pay their rent on time, which we ap­pre­ci­ate greatly.

“Not all of them find it easy, but they still man­age it.

“To those who do not pay on time, our mes­sage is clear: your rent must be paid – you can’t opt out and we will take ac­tion against you.

“There are many rea­sons why peo­ple miss their rent pay­ments, but th­ese rea­sons af­fect peo­ple who do pay, too.

“We know times are hard for ev­ery­one, but it is vi­tal to make sure you keep a roof over you and your fam­ily’s heads.

“What peo­ple need to re­mem­ber is, the coun­cil can help.

“Even if things seem des­per­ate, it is sur­pris­ing how it can make a big dif­fer­ence to dis­cuss it with the coun­cil and find out about the as­sis­tance avail­able.”

Call the coun­cil on 0303 123 1012.

Se e also www. south­la­nark­shire.gov.uk

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