Pay Council rent

How to pay your rent

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to do this and there are a number of ways you can pay.

Pay your Council rent online

Pay locally using your rent payment card

The Council has introduced rent payment cards to make it easier for you to pay your rent.

The card

  • has your name and rent payment number printed on the front
  • can be used at a range of shops and post offices with the pay point sign
  • can be used to pay your rent at Council Collection offices

Find out where you can pay your Council rent in your local area on the allpay website.

If you lose your card email 

rentfirst@edinburgh.gov.uk 

or contact your local neighbourhood office for a replacement.

Pay by telephone 24 hours a day

You can pay over the phone using any Maestro, Visa Delta or Solo cards 

0800 783 1719.

At your bank

Set up a standing order or direct debit for the rent you have to pay. Payments should be made to: Bank sort code 83-06-08 and Account number 00740589

In person

At any Royal Bank of Scotland branch or the post office using the details above.

Council Collection offices at:

  • Cash Collections, 249 High Street
  • South Neighbourhood office, 40 Captains Road
  • North Neighbourhood office, 8 West Pilton Gardens
  • East Neighbourhood centre, 101 Niddrie Mains Road
  • South-West Neighbourhood office, 10 Westside Plaza
  • West Neighbourhood office, 81 Drum Brae Drive

If you are worried about your rent payments, or think you might miss a payment contact your local neighbourhood 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. Talk to us before it is too late, we can help.

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