If all or part of your rent is not paid on the date it is due, the debt owed to the landlord is known as rent arrears. Arrears of other sums due to the landlord that are not part of your rent will not usually be rent arrears.
If your rent includes payments for other charges, for example, water charges, all of these charges will be treated as rent arrears.
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.
If you are having difficulty paying your rent or are already in rent arrears you can talk to the Advice Service. We give specialist, confidential advice to students at the University of Lincoln. To book a confidential telephone appointment with a professional adviser, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone Student Support on 01522 837080, or visit the Information Hub on the ground floor of the Atrium in the Minerva Building.