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Council rent

Paying council rent

If you are a South Lanarkshire Council tenant it is important to maintain your rent payments throughout this time. If you are experiencing difficulties with paying your rent on time please refer to our page on Problems paying rent and contact your Housing Officer immediately at your local housing office to discuss how we can help you.

Our Money Matters Service can also give you independent and confidential advice if you are facing debt problems or need advice on welfare benefits. You can contact them using the contact details shown on this page.

The average weekly rent in South Lanarkshire for 2024/25 is £84.22

Your rent helps us to deliver many vital services so it is important we get your payment on time. As a Council tenant it is your responsibility to make sure your rent is paid on time. If you are unsure when your rent is due please refer to our fortnightly rent cycles page.

If you are unsure how much rent you are expected to pay or have difficulty paying your rent on time please contact your local area housing office where our staff will be happy to help you.

You can now check your Rent account balance online using myaccount.

If you become a new tenant with South Lanarkshire Council you will be required to pay a fortnight's rent in advance at your sign up. If you qualify for housing benefit or universal credit this will be taken into account.

Ways to pay rent

  • Direct Debit is the simplest and our recommended option.
    • fortnightly payments - these are taken directly from your bank the Thursday before the payment is due. For example, the rent for dates 21 March to 3 April, would be taken from your bank on 2 April. This would be every fortnight and is not able to be changed to any other dates.
    • monthly payments - you choose which date you would prefer - 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th

Our online form makes it very easy to arrange your Direct Debit. There’s no paperwork, no posting, no going to the bank. It’s all done very quickly. Try it!

Other ways to pay

Please note: we can't accept payments by American Express or Electron.

  • Pay rent online - you can use our secure online payment service. Payment will require your: account reference number and credit or debit card details
  • Phone - payments can be made by credit or debit card over the phone. Contact our 24-hour payments call centre. You will need your ten digit cashier number from your notification letter or payment card
  • Online banking - payments and standing orders can be made direct to the council's bank account. Sort Code 83-22-26, account number 00146604. Please quote your account reference number

Please note: We do not offer discounted payment terms through third party companies and payments should always be made to the council direct.

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  1. Paying council rent
  2. Fortnightly rent cycles
  3. Problems paying rent
  4. Legal expenses

24 hour payment call centre

Phone: 0303 123 1005

Cashiers Services


PO Box 20323,

Local housing office

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.45pm, Friday 8.45am to 4.15pm. First Wednesday of every month 11am to 4.45pm

Phone: 0303 123 1012

Money Matters Advice Service

Phoneline opening times: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am-4pm, Wed 11am-4pm

Phone: 0300 029 0041