Are you in rent arrears?
If you are a tenant of Wicklow County Council, you must ensure that your rent does not fall into arrears, as it is a very serious matter that could threaten your tenancy.
If an arrears situation arises, please follow these steps to avoid any further action:
- Continue to pay your weekly rent plus a portion off your arrears, every week.
- Immediately contact Wicklow County Council's Customer Services Section or the Rents Section, and advise of your predicament.
- A payment plan should be agreed with the Rents Section, ideally through Household Budget or Bank.
- This payment plan must be adhered to.
- All payment plan documentation is available below.
If you have arrears, you must complete a Wicklow County Council Rental Agreement Form
Next, you must decide how to pay your rent:
1. Household Budget:
If you receive your social welfare payment in the post office, you may be eligible for a rent deduction from your payment. This is very easy to do. To find out if your payment is suited to Household Budget, please click here Household-Budget-Qualifying-Payment
If your payment is listed, you simply complete a Household Budget form, sign twice where indicated, and send this to the Housing Rents Section. You can also drop your form into your local Council offices.
The maximum amount that can be taken from your payment is 25%, so if you receive €193 per week, this is €193 divided by 4 = €48.25 per week.
You can download a Household Budget Form, or if you would like a form posted to you, contact us at 0404-20120 or Housing2@wicklowcoco.ie and request that a Rents Payment Pack be sent to you.
2. Bank Standing Order:
If you cannot pay your rent by Household Budget, the Council recommends that you pay your rent by Bank. You must contact your bank to do this. Please click on the following link for the Council’s bank details Standing Order Form
3. Direct Debit:
You can also pay your rent by monthly Direct Debit each month
To work out how much your monthly payment is, it is weekly rent X 52 weeks divided by 12 months, e.g. Rent €25 x 52 divided by 12 = €108.33 per month.
If you would like to pay by Direct Debit, please complete the Direct Debit Form Housing Rent and return this to the Housing Rents Section.
If you need help with any of the above, please contact the Rents Section at 0404-20120 or Housing2@wicklowcoco.ie.
Meetings can be arranged by appointment at Wicklow County Council,Station Road, Wicklow Town. Or you can drop into Housing Section Counter to speak with a member of the Rents Team.