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    One social landlord is giving tenants that are up to date with their rent a week’s free holiday.

    Chorley Community Housing is offering a rent free special as it reaches the end of its financial year. Their income officer Elaine Ollerton said:  “CCH collects rent over a 48-week cycle, which means that in the two weeks at Christmas and at the end of March, anyone who has paid their rent on time every week and whose account is up to date gets a ‘rent free’ period.”

    Those behind on their rent however, will still be required to make their payments.

    Tenants still owing rent are required to maintain any arrangement to repay their debt. They will be given a reminder from CCH that falling behind with their rent and failing to make payments in line with any agreement made could lead to eviction, reports 24dash.

    CCH have had to evict eighteen tenants in the past six months with almost £45,000 owed between them.

    Ms Ollerton added: “Paying your rent during the rent free period means that any debt is automatically reduced by a corresponding amount. I’d also encourage tenants whose rent accounts are up to date to think about making payments in order to build up a safety buffer on their account.”

    Rent free week is 24-31st March.

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    March 07, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Housing And Benefits

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