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The Council takes rent arrears very seriously. We can and do take legal action against tenants who are continually in arrears. Taking people to court will only be done as a last resort. This is because the tenant has to pay costs of around £300 and risks losing their home. The Rent Arrears Hearing is used to try and avoid legal action - after this, the Council’s solicitors get involved.
The Housing Officer and other relevant members of the Housing Team will be at the Hearing.
If you have been invited it is very important you attend - it is your chance to sort things out. You are welcome to have a representative with you.
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