Managing your rental payments
If you’re having trouble paying your rent on time, it’s important to contact your landlord or real estate agent as soon as possible. If your rent is behind because you’re ill or you’ve lost your job, you might be able to work something out with your landlord or real estate agent.
Here are a few potential solutions.
- Change your repayment plan. It’s a good idea for rent repayments to match your pay cycle so you have enough money in your account at rent time.
- Apply for rent assistance. To find out if you’re eligible, visit: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/rent_eligible.htm.
- Think realistically. If you can’t afford your repayments, you might need to look for a cheaper rental option.