Pay your rent by Direct
Direct Debit can save you money and make paying your rent
simple and convenient.
What is Direct Debit
Direct Debit is a way of paying your rent each month direct from
your bank or building society account.
What are the advantages
If you choose to pay by direct debit we will pass on the savings
to you. With effect from April 2005 if you pay your dwelling
rent by Direct Debit we will give you a discount on your rent of
£10 each year.
Offers peace of mind
Direct Debit gives you peace of mind, knowing your rent is paid
direct from your bank or building society account so you won’t miss
the payment dates.
You can choose to pay weekly or fortnightly on a Friday or
monthly on the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of each month.
Is more convenient and safer
There is no need for trips to the housing office and no more
queuing up to pay your rent. There are no cheques to write,
stamps to buy and no need to carry cash.
It’s guaranteed The Direct Debit Guarantee
- This guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies
that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.
- If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of
your Direct Debit, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing will notify you 10
working days in advance of your account debited or as otherwise
agreed. If you request Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to collect a
payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you
at the time of the request.
- If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing or by your bank or building society
you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid
from your bank or building society.
- - If you recieve a refund you are not entitled to, you
must pay it back when Rochdale Borughwide Housing asks you to.
- You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting
your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be
required. Please also notify us.
How to apply for Direct Debit
You can download the instruction to your bank
or building society (415kb pdf) Please take your
completed form to any of our local offices or any Council customer
service centre. Alternatively, you can post your completed
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
P.O. Box 69
The Old Post OfficeThe Esplanade
Any member of staff will be happy to help you if you need
assistance to complete the form.
If you need any further information about Direct Debit please
call (01706) 273734 and we’ll be pleased to help you.
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