If your account falls into more than four weeks’ arrears without an arrangement, Silva Homes will start legal proceedings. This could result in a County Court Order for possession of the property and you may lose your home.
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, and buildig new properties.
For information about how the rent level is calculated, please see read below.
Affordable rent levels are a government policy, which sets some property rents at 80% of what would be charged in the private sector.
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.