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You’ll be in ‘rent arrears’ if you fall behind with your rent payments to your private landlord or letting agent. Although dealing with rent arrears can be tough, you should take action as quickly as possible. If you ignore your arrears, the problem will only get worse. CHECK WHO HAS TO PAY THE RENT ARREARS. You might not be responsible for paying back all of the rent arrears. It’s important to check before you pay your landlord any money. IF YOU LIVE WITH SOMEONE ELSE. If you signed a tenancy agreement with someone else when you moved in, you’ll have a ‘joint tenancy’. This could be, for example, your partner or flatmates. Together you’ll be responsible for paying all of the arrear... Full story

17 June