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Housing rent and charges
On 18 March 2020, the government announced a complete ban on evictions for at least 3 months. During this period, your rent will still be charged as usual.
You still need to make sure your rent is paid on time and you follow the terms of your tenancy agreement as best you can.
If you are unable to pay your rent in full, you should speak with your landlord as soon as possible.
For information from the government, go to:
- GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – government support for landlords and renters
- GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance for landlords and tenants
To pay your rent and check your rent statement, go to your regular payment.
If you can't leave home to pay your rent at the post office, there are many other ways you can pay. Go to how to pay your rent and charges.
If you can't afford to pay your rent, you should email us immediately and give your phone number so we can contact you. We will talk with you about your situation and advise you on what to do.
Dealing with financial difficulty
For full government advice on sick pay and benefits, go to GOV.UK: Universal Credit – coronavirus and claiming benefits.
If you are of working age and your income has reduced or you've been made unemployed, you should claim:
Universal Credit is managed by the government, not by Thurrock Council.
For more information on where you can get debt and money advice, go to our help with money page.