Ways to Pay
There are many ways for you to pay your rent such as Direct Debit, Standing Order or Online.
The easiest and simplest way to pay is by Direct Debit. Direct Debits can be taken any day that is convenient for you and a DD Mandate [pdf] 67KB can be downloaded. Alternatively, a Direct Debit can be set up over the phone.
For further help or information, please contact the Income Team or telephone us on 0300 304 5000.
Swipecard / Payment Card
You can make payments using your Estuary Houing Association Payment Card, by cash or debit card at a shop or post office displaying the PayPoint sign.
Please contact the Income Team on 0300 304 5000 or by email if you do not have a payment card.
You can now make rent payments by secure SMS text message. To use this service you will need a UK registered mobile phone, an allpay payment swipe card and a current debit or credit card. To begin making text payments, register with AllPay.
Once registered, you text a simple code and the amount you wish to pay to a designated number each time you want to make a payment. It really does give you the facility to pay your rent anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
- Please remember your rent should always be paid in advance or clear whether you are required to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.
- If there is a problem with making rent payments, it is essential that you contact the Income Team as soon as possible on 0300 304 5000 or by email.
Telephone payments can be made using your debit or credit card by calling us on 0300 304 5000 during office hours, or the Allpay Automated Service - tel. 0844 557 8321* (open 24 hours.)
To use the the Allpay Automated Service, you will need your Estuary Housing Association payment card. Please contact the Income Team on 0300 304 5000 or by email if you do not have a payment card.
*Please note: Calls to Allpay's 0844 numbers will be charged at 7 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge, which may vary depending on provider.
This is an alternative way to pay your rent via your bank.
It can be set up over the phone and all we need is your debit card. This method takes the payment from your debit card on a set date.
The good thing about Recurring Payments is that it checks your account on the day specified, and if there is not sufficient money it will not complete the transaction like a direct debit does. The recurring payment will try two more times on subsequent days, and if the money is there, will then pay it to Estuary Housing Association. This method does not add any bank charges and can be set for weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.