Paying your rent

Paying your rent is the most important payment you need to make. We want to make it easy for you to pay your rent in whichever way suits you best and if you're struggling, we are here to help.

You can read our guide to rent and service charges here. To see how we set your rent, please click here.

How to pay your rent

The quickest and easiest way to pay is by logging into MyHome and setting up a secure online payment, wherever and whenever it's most convenient for you. You can also set up a Direct Debit which automatically takes care of your rent payments for you.

MyHome also gives you access to lots of other services all in one place, such as viewing your account details and reporting repairs. Registering is simple, and you can get started here.

You can also set up a direct debit with your bank or by calling us on 01202 319 119.

Other ways to pay

If you’re using Allpay, just have your payment reference number to hand. If you don’t know what that is, contact us and we can tell you.

  • By Direct Debit from your bank or by setting one up with us. You'll just need your account number and sort code
  • Pay online quickly and safely with Allpay
  • By using the Allpay app – available on Apple, Windows or Android devices
  • By text (Allpay)– register your details here
  • By phone (Allpay) on 0330 041 6497 – this is an automated 24-hour service
  • By payment card at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet
  • Via a Credit Union

When to pay

Depending on your tenancy agreement your rent will be due either:

  • Weekly (to be paid one week in advance at all times)*
  • Monthly (to be paid one month in advance at all times)

*You may choose to pay weekly, every two weeks or even monthly if you have a weekly rent agreement.

Worried about paying your rent?

If, like thousands of others across the country, your income has been affected recently, then we are standing by to help. Whether you’ve been on furlough, been made redundant, have seen changes to your benefits, have had to cover some unexpected costs or would just like some more advice about what support you may be eligible for, then speak to us now.

Our Income Team offers free, impartial one-to-one sessions to talk about how we might be able to help you if you're struggling, and appointments can be organised for times that suit you.

We want you to know that whatever financial hardship you find yourself in, we will not judge and we are here to help. If you are struggling however, it’s important that you speak to us as soon as you can so we can do our best to help you.

If you would like to speak to someone about how we can help, then call us or email customers@stonewater.org

We may be able to arrange a flexible payment plan with you. You can find out more about how this works in our Flexible Payment Guide.

You can also find further help and advice on our Money Matters pages.

Contacting you about your rent

In order to support customers who might be struggling, we focus on early intervention when customers fall into rent arrears.

We’re introducing a new way to contact customers about their rent accounts. If you get an automated call or text from 01202 618894, please be assured that it is safe and is from Stonewater.

This number is a non-reply messaging service that we’re using to contact customers who may need support with their payments. If you get a call or text from 01202 618894, you can safely take the call and when asked, press 1. This is a freephone number and you won’t be charged.

A call or text from 01202 618894 means you’ll be put straight through to an income officer who will be able to talk to you confidentially about your account and offer support.

It’s really important that you speak to us if you think you can’t pay your rent so that we can help you to keep your home.

If you need further support

  • Visit Turn2Us and use their benefits checker to see if you're entitled to additional benefits
  • Visit Citizens Advice
  • Speak to your local authority