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Pay your rent

Your housing rent can be paid in a variety of ways to suit your needs. 

Each council has different methods of payment, if you are an Eastbourne Homes resident please refer to the information under the Eastbourne Borough Council section below. For information about your Lewes District Council home, you will need to look at the information under that heading below. 

Pay rent by Direct Debit    

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It is simple and easy to set up and saves you time.

Make regular payments by signing up to pay automatically by Direct Debit.You can choose to pay fortnightly, monthly or four-weekly in advance. Monthly payments are requested on the 1st of every month.

Download and complete the Direct Debit instruction below and return it to: Housing Services, Lewes District Council, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB You can download a new Direct Debit form and fill it in with your new details and send it to us. Please write on the form if it is a change to a current Direct Debit.


Pay rent online

Paying online is easy, secure and convenient. Make a payment to Lewes District Council. You need your 12 digit rent account reference number handy to process your payment.

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Pay rent by telephone

Paying by telephone is convenient with our 24 hour automated payment line. Call 0800 023 7080. Calls to this number are free from a UK landline, but charges may apply from mobiles.


Pay rent by electronic banking or standing order

Our bank details are:

Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-80-12
Account: 10298260

Please quote your 12 digit rent account number against the payment or standing order. If paying by Standing Order, please ensure you set up your arrangement to debit your bank account at least 5 banking days before your instalment is due to us.


Pay rent by post

You can send payment to:

Customer First
Southover House
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1AB

Cheques should be made payable to Lewes District Council. Please quote your 12 digit rent account number on the back of the cheque. Post dated cheques are not accepted.

Do not send cash through the post. We do not issue receipts.


Pay rent at your local shop by PayPoint

You can pay your rent using your payment card at any outlet displaying the PayPoint logo using cash only.

Contact us to order a payment card.     


Pay rent at the Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office by cash and cheque.

Pay rent by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It is simple and easy to set up. Download the form below to set up a direct debit and send it to 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TW.


Pay rent online

Paying online is easy, secure and convenient. Make a payment to Eastbourne Borough Council.

Start now


Pay rent by telephone

Paying by telephone is convenient with our 24 hour automated payment line. Call 0800 288 8097. Calls to this number are free from a UK landline, but charges may apply from mobiles.


Pay rent by electronic banking or standing order

Our bank account details are: 

Lloyds Bank    
Sort code: 30-80-12
Account: 10712168

You must include your reference number against the payment or standing order. If paying by Standing Order, please ensure you set up your arrangement to debit your bank account at least 5 banking days before your instalment is due to us.


Pay rent by post

You can send payment to: 

Customer First
1 Grove Road
Eastbourne
BN21 4TW

Cheques should be made payable to Eastbourne Borough Council. Please ensure that you quote your rent account number on the reverse. Post dated cheques are not accepted.

Do not send cash through the post. We do not issue receipts.


Pay rent at your local shop by PayPoint

You can pay your rent by using your payment card at any outlet displaying the PayPoint logo using cash only.

Contact us to order a payment card.   


Pay rent at the Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office by cash or cheque.


Home Collection Service

If you are elderly, disabled or housebound and find it difficult to get out and pay your rent you may qualify to have it collected from your home.