You will have made a rent payment for the first period of your tenancy, however, future payments must be arranged with your bank following the instruction issued by Veterans Housing Scotland.
Rent is payable monthly. In exceptional circumstances, other terms could be considered. Please speak with a Central Office finance team member should you foresee difficulty making your monthly payments.
While we make every effort to secure financial assistance through local authority grants and charitable donations, the primary source of income to maintain our homes is generated by collecting rent at a significantly reduced rate from those in the private and social rental sectors.
If you are unable to pay your rent and you are facing financial difficulty, you must contact the Central Office finance team without delay so that they can, where possible, assist you and discuss options to ensure you avoid rent arrears.
Veterans Housing Scotland is a charity and does not make any profit. However, it has costs and outlays, and inflation means these expenses increase every year. Accordingly, we will periodically be required to increase the rent charged on our properties.
When a rent increase is to be applied, the Central Office team will contact you in advance to notify you of the new rent amount. Veterans Housing Scotland reserves the right to end your tenancy should you not agree to the rent increase.
If you are entitled to Housing Benefit, you must apply separately for this. Let us know as soon as possible as this will require the completion of a declaration form. Please note your benefit payment may not cover the total rent amount and it is your responsibility to ensure your rent is paid on time and to the correct amount
If you do not pay your rent and do not inform us of any financial difficulty your tenancy may be at risk. Veterans Housing Scotland has the right to consider seeking an application for eviction.