Legal action

Legal action

Before taking any legal action, we will make sure advice is always available to you, and we have given enough warnings, including:

  • Sending letters                               
  • Calling you on the telephone
  • Telling you the situation                           
  • Visiting you at your home
  • Inviting you to a Rent Arrears Hearing

We will treat vulnerable tenants sensitively and try to resolve any issues affecting payments before legal action is taken.

Remember that any debt could affect you in the following ways:

  • Prevent you from being re-housed
  • Affect you getting a mortgage, as details of debt will be given to mortgage companies or local authorities or housing associations
  • Affect your credit rating
  • Affect your right to buy your Council house