About rent

Rent is due weekly in advance. 

The weekly rent is due every Monday, apart from the rent-paid weeks at Easter and Christmas.

Paying your rent must be given top priority when budgeting to prevent any arrears building up on your account. If at any time you are experiencing financial difficulties, it is important you contact us without delay for advice and support.

If your account fall into more than four weeks’ arrears without an arrangement, Silva Homes will start legal proceedings to recover the debt. This could mean that a County Court Order for possession of the property will be obtained.

Remember that once this is granted, Silva Homes could apply for your eviction if you do not stick to the terms of the Court Order.

Where does the rent money go?

Rent goes to the services customers receive, including housing, estate and tenancy management, repairs and maintenance, and improvements to homes.

For information about how the rent level is calculated, please see read below.

Affordable rents 

Affordable rent levels are a government policy, which sets some property rents at 80% of what would be charged in the private sector. 

Other costs

If you live in some types of accommodation, you may have to pay service charges.

Depending on the type and location of the accommodation, you may have to pay for your heating, lighting, cooking and hot water with your rent.

If your building has a communal gas and electrical supply, this will be divided by all residents and the proportion added to your rent. You will not then receive a gas or electric bill.

As a tenant you will be informed of any charges when you sign your agreement.

Guide to the cost of living in your home

Please click here for a guide to monthly costs of living in your home.

Tips to read a rent statement

Please click here for tips to understand all the information on a rent statement.