Paying your Council rent
Pay by direct debit
Most people pay their Council bills by direct debit – you can pay your rent this way. Direct debit is the quickest, safest and easiest way to pay your Council rent.
It’s easier for you - you don’t have to go to your bank to change standing orders, write cheques, fill in paperwork or pay for postage, nor queue to pay in our offices. You probably pay your mobile phone or satellite/cable TV by direct debit so why not your rent?
It's also the only way of paying where you can choose your payment dates - weekly, monthly, every two weeks…choose dates which suit you.
You can set direct debits up in a couple of minutes. We arrange payments with your bank or building society. It's secure and safer than cash as you are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
Paying by direct debit saves us money which we can spend on Council housing.
How do I set up a direct debit?
Speak to your housing officer to set up your direct debit today.
Other ways to pay
Use your rent payment card in local shops
You can use your rent payment card at PayPoints. You will find hundreds of these in local shops and newsagents across the Edinburgh area.
You can save time travelling to one of our offices. Use your postcode on the PayPoint website ato search for your nearest PayPoint outlet.
If you lose your rent payment card, email us for a replacement.
Can’t pay by direct debit, online or at a PayPoint?
Contact your housing locality office where one of our team will help you.
Worried about paying your rent?
If you are worried about your rent payments, or think you might miss a payment contact your locality office or see rent arrears advice. You risk losing your home if you don't ask for help if you are behind with your council rent.