Paying Your Rent
Paying Your Rent
How to pay your rent and how rents are calculated.
How to Pay Your Rent
There are 2 main ways to pay your rent to Meath County Council:
Household Budget Deduction (At Your Local Post Office)
If you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment through the Post Office, you can set up a Household Budget deduction for payment of your rent. Please contact the Rents Section to obtain the relevant form and further information.
Please download our Standing Order Form below:
Other payment options include:
Payments are processed on the first Tuesday of each month.
Please download our Direct Debit form below.
You can use your Meath County Council payment card at any Post Office, Post Point or Payzone outlet
You can pay in person at the Cash Desk at Buvinda House, or at the Municipal District Offices in Trim, Kells, Dunshaughlin or Duleek.
You can also pay by telephoning the Cash Desk on 046-9097468.
Monday 9am – 5.15pm
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Closed for lunch from 1pm – 2pm
How Rents are Calculated
Local Authority rents are based on a system called the "Differential Rents Scheme". This means that your weekly rent is based on the total household income in a manner which ensures that the amount charged is reasonable and does not lead to undue financial difficulties. The income of all members of your household will be added to the rent calculation and there may be deductions for any children in your family. Each local authority operates its own rent scheme.
If there are any changes in your household, or in the income of any household member, you must contact the Rents Department immediately, so that a new rent assessment can be carried out.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your rent, contact the Rents Department immediately and discuss how best to tackle the problem. The staff with be able to talk with you, carry out a new rent assessment if required, and make an agreed plan for paying rent and any arrears which you may have on your account.
If you refuse to come to a reasonable agreement, or if you do not keep to the agreed plan, the Council will serve a Tenancy Warning, and may proceed to take you to Court, seeking to evict you and take the house back for re-allocation to someone on our waiting list.
If you rent your home from Meath County Council, the Rents Department will assess your rent and deal with any queries you may have about your account, methods of payment and arrears.
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