Council housing rent and finance

Pay your council housing rent

Your rent is due every Monday for the week ahead. We will write to you each year in advance to tell you what your new rent will be.

Make a one off payment

The quickest and easiest way to make one-off payments for your housing rent is through our online payment portal.

Make a one off payment

Set up a Direct Debit to pay monthly

Direct Debit is the safest and easiest way to pay.

You can set up a Direct Debit using the form below. To set up your Direct Debit you need: ​

  • your bank details​
  • the date you want to pay​

You can arrange for the payments to come out of your account on either the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of each month.

Set up a Direct Debit to pay rent monthly 

Advice about the 53 week financial year

You may need to plan to cover an extra week's rent this financial year (1 April 2024 to 6 April 2025). This financial year there will be 53 Mondays, instead of the usual 52, the last Monday will be on 31 March 2025.

Find out more

Contact or visit Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Address: Council Offices
Campus East
Welwyn Garden City

Telephone: 01707 357 000

Where to get help if you are having difficulty paying rent

Help for tenants and leaseholders