16 April 2010

New Help for Tenants in Rent Arrears

Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership (EHAP) and Cyrenians Homelessness Prevention Service have joined forces with local Social Landlords in the South West of the City to offer a new service aimed at helping tenants who are struggling with rent payments.

Early int project

The new service will provide free advice and support to those who are in the early stages of having problems paying their rent, with a view to sorting the problems out before the landlord gets to the point where they start legal action to recover the tenancy.

EHAP and Cyrenians HPS have developed the new service with the full agreement and co-operation of the City of Edinburgh Council and Prospect Community Housing Association - two of the main social landlords in the area.

The participating landlords will identify tenants who are starting to struggle with rent payments and offer independent assistance from EHAP and Cyrenians HPS.  Trained Housing Advice Workers and Personal Advisers will then be on hand to offer all the advice, support and assistance that is required to resolve the problem at an early stage, before losing the home becomes a serious risk.

The new service will be formally launched at 3pm on Thursday 29 April 2010, at Wester Hailes Library.  Anyone interested in learning more about the new Early Intervention service is welcome to come along.

Further information is available by phoning EHAP on 0845 302 4607, alternatively you can contact us.

Download a pdf copy of the leaflet.

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