Paying your council house rent

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We have several ways that you may pay your rent at your convenience. You can use your rent book in council offices, use direct debit or pay online using the simple Alliance & Leicester Billpay system. You will be sent a Tenancy Information Card showing the weekly rent due, and a Rent Book for making your payments.

Direct Debit

Download, print and fill-in our mandate form to pay your rent by Direct Debit.


You can make payments by debit card via

Post Office

You can present your rent book and cash / debit card payment at most Post Office counters.

Council Offices

Payment can also be made at Council Offices, but cash is not accepted. Please note that cheques should be made payable to St Albans District Council

Paying via Standing Order

You will need to go to your bank to set up a standing order, you will need our bank details below and your 8 digit tenancy reference number, you can call our offices on 01727819301 to find out this information.

H S B C Plc
31 Chequer Street
St Albans
Herts     AL1 3YN
Sort Code                   40-40-01
Account number         01403818

Automated Payment Line

You can also pay via our automated payment line on 0161 785 3880. You will need your 8 digit tenancy number.

Date of last review: 21 October 2016