Debt advice for tenants

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If you are finding it difficult to pay your rent, it  may be an idea for you to seek some professional help.  For example you may have other financial problems and it will be very helpful to have someone assess your situation as a whole.  However many of the companies who advertise help to people in financial difficulties are not the best people to go to (often they just want to get you to sign up to another loan, on which they will recieve commission). 

Below are some good and reputable sources of help.

Citizens Advice Bureau

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

The CAB is well known and most towns and even some large villages will have a CAB office or outreach service which visits.  Click here for a search box to find the nearest service to where you live.

There is also a wealth of information on the AdviceGuide website, including frequently asked questions in English, Welsh, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu and Chinese on a wide range of topics.

CCCS - Consumer Credit Counselling Service

www.cccs.co.uk

CCCS is a registered charity offering free, confidential advice and support to anyone who is worried about debt. They have a free counselling and debt advice service, which can help you get back in control of your money and on with your life. You can use their online debt counselling which is 0800 138 1111 to speak to a Debt Counsellor.

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Money Made Clear

www.moneymadeclear.org.uk

This is an information site by Consumer Financial Education Body  which will help you with budgeting, borrowing, planning for the future and shopping around for financial products.

 

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Direct Gov

www.direct.gov.uk

This is the governments web-site but it has a lot of helpful information including a good section on dealing with debt >> here

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National Debtline

Telephone 0808 808 4000 Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, Saturday 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

National Debtline offers free, confidential and independent help over the phone for people in England, Scotland and Wales. You can call their helpline and also download publications from their website
www.nationaldebtline.co.uk.

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Payplan

www.payplan.com

Payplan provides free advice on debt and budgeting, including free debt management plans and IVAs (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) without upfront fees. In appropriate circumstances they can also offer Assisted Voluntary Sale (AVS) as an extra option when advising over-indebted clients. This offers an ethical and efficient property sale where the true market value for a homeowner's property is realised while resolving underlying problems with debt.

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Community Legal Advice (CLA)

www.communitylegaladvice.org.uk

CLA (previously known as Legal Aid) can provide free help or legal advice over the phone for problems with debt, housing, employment, education and welfare benefits and tax credits, to those who qualify.

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Money Basics

www.moneybasics.co.uk

The Money Basics web-site is a partnership between Credit Action, Consumer Credit Counselling Service and GE Money, and provides clear, simple information about money.

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