Can’t pay rent? What you should do!

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March 13, 2023

Falling behind on rent payments can be a stressful and overwhelming situation, but it's important to know that there are options available. Here are some steps you should take if you find yourself unable to pay rent:

Communicate with your landlord 

If you're having trouble making rent payments, the first step is to reach out to your landlord (or RentFund if you're using it) and let them know. Explain your financial situation and see if there is a possibility of negotiating a payment plan or a temporary reduction in rent.

Look into financial assistance

There are several financial assistance programs available to help low-income renters. You may be eligible for emergency rental assistance, food stamps, or other government programs that can provide you with temporary financial support. Contact the RentFund support team to get help and to determine what solution can be offered for your situation.

Cut back on expenses

If you're struggling to make rent, you may need to make some temporary changes to your spending habits. Consider cutting back on non-essential expenses like dining out, entertainment, and other luxury items. It’s usually hard to make these sacrifices but long-term it will be worth it because you’ll have more money in the back.

Get a side job or learn some new skills

If you're looking for a quick way to increase your income, consider taking on a side job or gig work. This can be a great way to make some extra money that you can use to cover your rent. There are lots of different things that you can do to make extra income, contact RentFund support if you're in need of some ideas.

Seek legal advice

If you're facing an eviction, it's important to understand your rights as a tenant. Contact a local legal aid organization or a housing lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. 

Avoid illegal actions

Don't engage in illegal actions such as paying rent with bounced checks or engaging in rent withholding, as these actions can result in severe consequences. 

In conclusion, if you're unable to pay rent, it's important to take action as soon as possible. By communicating with your landlord or RentFund support, looking into financial assistance, cutting back on expenses, seeking legal advice, and avoiding illegal actions, you can increase your chances of finding a solution to your financial difficulties.

If you need more assistance please contact our support team.

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