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It pays to pay your rent!

Release Date: 15-Mar-2010
Get your rent account up to date by making the most of the March catch-up week, and you could win a valuable prize and receive other great rewards – that’s the message Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) is giving its tenants.


The week of 29th March is a non-payment week for KNH customers – but only for those with clear rent accounts.

If you owe rent, you must pay as normal on these weeks, and doing so will cut your arrears straight away.

Principal Manager, Dave Bennett said:

“Every pound we collect during this week immediately reduces outstanding arrears.

“Anyone who owes rent should pay as normal to help cut their debt.

“At KNH we are more concerned than ever about the impact of the recession on our tenants, but we can help.

“We have specialist advisors who can help people in the most difficult circumstances so if you’re a council tenant and struggling to pay your rent and make ends meet, please give one of our money advisors a call on 01484 223262 – we are here to help.”

As an incentive to encourage tenants to clear their arrears, all accounts that are up to date by 31 March will be entered into a special prize draw to win one of two prizes of £250. They'll also be eligible to be part of the KNH Excel reward and recognition scheme, which includes regular competitions, prize draws and a discount card that enables members to save money at over 250 local businesses.

If you need any advice on paying your rent or dealing with debt, please get in touch with your housing team or call Rent Assist on 01484 223262.