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Pay your rent

There are several easy ways to pay your rent.

Paying by Direct Debit

Direct Debit logoDirect Debit is the safest and easiest way to pay your rent.

With a Direct Debit you tell your bank or building society that you want us to take your monthly rent payments direct from your account.

To set up a Direct Debit online you need to be registered for a MySandwell account, if you don’t have a MySandwell account you can register here.

Once you have registered, go into 'My Accounts', validate your rent account and you will be able to set up a Direct Debit.

Alternatively you can set up a Direct Debit by calling us on 0121 368 1166.  You'll need your account name, personal bank account number and sort code. 

Paying online

If you prefer you can pay your rent on the web with your Visa, MasterCard, Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron or Maestro cards.

Other ways to pay

You can also pay over the telephone, in person, or by standing order.

View your rent balance

You can check the balance on your rent account before you pay.

Having trouble paying your rent?

If you are having trouble with paying your rent or are in arrears with your payments please visit our rent arrears page for advice.

Rent free weeks

You should now have received your letter setting out your rent and service charges from 5 April 2021. Rents have increased by 1.5%. Service charges have been reviewed, any changes are set out in your letter. The revised charges will be collected over 52 weeks and apply from 5 April 2021.

If you pay by Direct Debit you do not need to take any action.

If you pay weekly and you would prefer not to pay rent during particular weeks, you will need to make sure your rent account is in credit before you miss a week. You can overpay your rent and check your rent balance using your MySandwell account.

Here's an example of how you can overpay your rent:

Mr S would prefer not to pay rent for the two week Christmas period.  His normal rent is £80 per week. Throughout the year he has overpaid his weekly rent and now he has £160 of credit on his account so he can miss his payments over Christmas if he wants to.


If Mr S only paid £80 rent each week throughout the year, he would need to continue to pay over Christmas. Otherwise, he would be in rent arrears and is at risk of action being taken against him.

If you are struggling to pay your rent, you can contact the rent team on 0121 737 5148.