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Rent Arrears

If you’re having difficulty paying your Council house rent, contact our Housing Management Section straight away for advice or telephone: 01856873535.

Reminder for Late Rent Payments

If you fall behind with payments by a week, we’ll send you a reminder to bring your payments up to date. The next step is a visit by a Housing Officer to discuss the situation.

Recovering Unpaid Rent

If you carry on without paying, or make only irregular payments, we might take legal action to recover the money we are owed. This could ultimately lead to you being evicted from the property.

Don’t forget, we’d prefer to reach an arrangement to repay the debt without taking legal action so talk to us. It is never too late to seek advice.

More Help With Debt

If you are also having problems paying other bills you can download Orkney Islands Council's Dealing with Debt leaflet, available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page, or you may wish to seek independent advice from Orkney Citizens Advice Bureau.

Online Payments

You can pay Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rates, Council House Rent, Garage Rent, Invoices and Other Payments using our online payments facility, available from the 'Related Links' section of this page. Additional Services will be added as we continue to develop the range of payments available online.

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Telephone: 01856 873535

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