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Are you a Wolverhampton Homes tenant? When you signed your Tenancy Agreement you agreed to pay your rent in advance. This is really important, as rent pays for all of our services and without it, we’re unable to deliver and maintain those services.

Social housing is about more than just putting a roof over people’s heads – it’s also about ensuring people’s personal, social and economic wellbeing, whether it be by visiting them in their homes and supporting them to live as independently as possible, helping them to overcome personal challenges and issues at home, or supporting them to get out of debt and take control of their finances. A lot of people within our communities depend on our services.

This is why our message is so clear – Rent First!

It’s important that tenants prioritise their rent and make sure it’s paid on time. Whether you pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly, your rent should always be paid in advance.

If you haven’t already, why not consider paying by Direct Debit? With a Direct Debit you can sit back and relax and let the bank do the work for you. Over 6000 of our tenants pay by Direct Debit and the number is growing.

Learn more by visiting our Direct Debit page.

We do appreciate that this isn’t always easy, especially as Universal Credit is paid in arrears. But while it may not be easy, it’s certainly not impossible. With your cooperation, we will support you to manage your bills effectively and get back on track. In January alone, our Money Smart team received over 230 referrals for people needing our help. The team can support with:

  • Specialist advice,
  • Budgeting,
  • Accessing and managing benefits,
  • Applying for grants and affordable loans,
  • And more…

Gary from Bushbury said:

I work full-time so didn’t foresee any issues with paying my rent when I took on the tenancy. But over time I took out more and more credit with different companies, for things like phones, TV and internet. I got into a mess and so I tried to get out of it by taking out pay day loans, which only made matters worse.

Eventually, I spoke to Wolverhampton Homes’ Money Smart team. They went through all of my finances and after talking to them, I realised I was actually paying for things I didn’t need to. They also helped me to set up a budget for my monthly expenditure which really helped me take back control. Speaking to them was probably one of the best things I ever did.”

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, don’t suffer in silence. Talk to us by completing the form below:

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