Paying Your Rent

Residents can make payments into their rent and/or charges account by a variety of methods. 

Direct Debit: If you wish to pay your rent or charges by direct debit please contact us on 0800 028 7428 or speak to your housing officer.

Telephone: You can also payments via an automated telephone line using your debit card on 0844 557 8321.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Please have your Allpay rent payment card or charges payment card handy.

Via the internet (for debit card payments only):  Please go to the Allpay website and have your Allpay rent payment card or charges payment card handy.

PayPoint: Over the counter at any store with a PayPoint facility using your Allpay rent payment card or charges payment card (cash payments only).  To find your nearest PayPoint outlet visit the PayPoint website.

Over the counter at any Post Office: Using your Allpay rent payment card or charges payment card (by cash, cheque or debit card).

By cheque made payable to Railway Housing Association, and sent direct to: Railway Housing Association, Bank Top House, Garbutt Square, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL1 4DR. Please do not send cash in the post.

Standing order: If you wish to pay your rent or charges by standing order, please contact us on 0800 028 7428 or speak to your housing officer.

Online banking:  You can do this by quoting your rent account number as the reference, and using our bank details as follows:

Sort Code: 30-92-52  

Account number: 00416181 

To request a payment card for to pay your rent or charges, please contact us on 0800 028 7428 or speak to your housing officer. Please note, at present we are unable to accept credit cards as a method of payment.

If you qualify for Housing Benefit you can arrange for it to be paid directly to Railway Housing Association if you wish. Your local council can arrange this. If you wish to find out what you might be entitled to you can use the free Turn 2 Us service, which can viewed by clicking on Turn 2 Us

If you make any payments to us please use your unique 6 digit tenant reference number, this ensures that your payment reaches your rent account.

Difficulty Paying Your Rent

If you are having difficulty paying your rent you should contact your Housing Officer as soon as possible. Your problems will be dealt with sympathetically and where possible arrangements made to help you. It is very important that you ask for help as soon as possible before you debt becomes too large.

None payment of rent or failure to make or keep to an arrangement to pay arrears could lead to you losing your home. The Association will seek to evict only as a last resort when all other reasonable measures have been exhausted. Full details of the process can be found in section 2 of the Residents' Handbook.