Former Tenancy Arrears - Rents
The Council provides a 'firm but fair' services to any council tenant in West Lothian who falls into arrears with rent payments.
Frequently Asked Questions
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You can apply to join the housing list if you are in arrears from a previous tenancy, but any debts you have after ending your tenancy could prevent you from being allocated a Council Property in the future (unless you agree and maintain an arrangement to repay the debt).
If you ignore your arrears, and fail to respond to our arrears reminder letters, your debt will be passed to our Sheriff Officers for recovery. The Council may also take legal action against you to recover the debt, which will lead to additional legal costs. If the Council takes legal action against you, your wages or bank account could be arrested. This will also be disclosed in any reference the Council provides in respect of your tenancy, and could have an adverse effect on your credit rating.