Rent and Service Charge

The rent charged has been set by the Association.  It includes an amount for services which is your contribution to the upkeep and running of the estate, eg estate lighting, maintenance of stair lifts and garden maintenance.

The rent policy is to charge social rents which are affordable.  Rents are increased annually usually at a rate close to inflation.  Tenants are given at least one month’s notice of any increase.

Paying your rent

Your rent is a monthly rent and is due for payment on the 15th day of each month. The following methods of paying your
rent are available:

Standing Order

If you have a bank or building society account you can arrange to have your rent paid regularly direct to the Association’s bank account.  The Association will provide forms for you to complete as a instruction to your bank.
You are recommended to use this method of payment as it is convenient for both resident and Association.

By Post to the office of the Association

A cheque payable to Chichester Greyfriars Housing Association Ltd may be sent to
The Forum, Stirling Road, Chichester PO19 7DN.

By Hand at the office of the Association

You may pay your rent by cheque at the office between 9.30 am and 11.30 am Monday to Thursday.

Housing Benefit

Depending on your personal circumstances, level of income, savings and amount of rent payable, you may be eligible for help in paying your rent. You must make your application to Chichester District Council.