Housing Rents - Ways To Pay

Housing rent can be paid in a variety of ways to suit your needs. See the options of ways to pay.

If you would like to request a Rent Payment Card, or Rent Statement, please complete our form with the relevant details.

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Pay Online

Use our self-service online payment system to pay your Council housing or garage rent now. Have your 12 digit payment reference number handy to process your payment and once ready click the link below:

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron Maestro. We do not accept Diners Card or American Express. Please note: There is a 1.5% charge for credit card payments.

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Pay By Telephone

Use our dedicated 24-hour automated payment telephone line to make payments by debit or credit card. You will need to quote your 12 digit payment reference number.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron Maestro. We do not accept Diners Card or American Express. Please note: There is a 1.5% charge for credit card payments.

Pay By Housing Benefit

If you are in receipt of any state benefit or if your earnings are low you may qualify for assistance in paying your rent.  Over 50% of our customers pay their rent through their entitlement to housing benefit.

Please note: You cannot receive benefit for garage rent.

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Pay By Bank Transfer

Direct Debit

You can make regular payments by signing up to pay automatically by direct debit. This is the simplest way to pay and the one we recommend.

You can choose to pay fortnightly, monthly or four-weekly in advance. Monthly payments are requested on the 1st of every month.

You have a money back guarantee from your bank in the event of an error, advance notice if the date or amount changes and the right to cancel at any time. You only need to sign one form and your bank does the rest.

To pay by Direct Debit download a Direct Debit form, print it off, fill it in and send it back to us at:

Housing Services
Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
Lewes
BN7 1AB

If you need to change your Direct Debit details you can contact us on 01273 471600. If you prefer you can download a new Direct Debit form and fill it in with your new details and send it to us. Please write on the form if it is a change to a current Direct Debit.

Standing Order

If the dates for Direct Debit do not work for your situation, you can set up a Standing Order. A form can be downloaded below.

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Pay in person

Payment Card

You can use the card at any Post Office or Paypoint facility in the UK. Simply take your money and payment card to the counter and you will be given a receipt confirming your payment has been made. Contact us to request a payment card.

Cheques and Postal Orders

These should be made payable to Lewes District Council and sent to:

Southover House
Southover Road
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1AB

Please write your payment reference number on the back of the cheque. If you would like a receipt, please enclose a request and a stamped addressed envelope.

Alternatively you can hand your check in to Reception at either Southover House in Lewes or Saxon House in Newhaven.