Rent Arrears – Eviction Action
The Association has seen an increase in arrears directly because of non-payment of rent. Unfortunately despite the efforts of staff to work with tenants who fail to make their rent payment, we have seen an increase in legal action being taken against non-payers. This recently resulted in the Eviction of a Knowes HA tenant who failed to pay their rent or reach a suitable re-payment arrangement with us.
The Association will do everything it can to help a tenant who is financially struggling to pay their rent, however when we are faced with no other choice, we will use legal means to resolve non-payment and Eviction is something that we will not hesitate to carry out.
Please remember if you lose your home through Eviction you may be unable to access housing from other Housing Associations or the Council as you may be found to be intentionally homeless due to your non-payment of rent.