Paying Your Rent 

Under the terms of your Tenancy Agreement you have an obligation to pay your rent, rates and, if applicable, service charges every week.  Therefore, you must remember to:

  • Make every effort to pay your rent on time
  • Respond to letters or visits from our staff
  • Make sure you have provided all up to date information to Oaklee Housing

If you have difficulty in paying your rent or find yourself in arrears, you should contact Oaklee Housing immediately on 01 400 2650.  The sooner you get in touch with us, the easier it is to sort things out.

Changes in Circumstances

If your rent is calculated on the basis of your income, you must advise the Association of any changes in your circumstances as soon as they occur, including:-

  • Changes to household income (including additional income from training schemes or increases in welfare benefits)
  • If anyone moves in our out of your property
  • If additional children join the household.

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mybills.ie

mybills.ie is a free service from An Post providing a 'one-stop-shop' for paying bills online including your weekly rental payment. Tenants can also set up payments to pay a regular amount automatically.

Payment Card

The payment card can be used at any PostPoint outlet in Ireland displaying one of the PostPoint signs or any Post Office.

Household Budget

Rent can be deducted from Welfare Benefits via the Household Budget Scheme, administered by An Post. A deduction form can be downloaded from www.anpost.ie or contact Oaklee Housing Services Centre on 01 400 2650.

Standing Order

A standing order can be set up to pay rent via your bank or online. Further details are available from Oaklee Housing Services Centre on 01 400 2650.

At Oaklee Housing Head Office

You can pay with with cash, by cheque, or by debit or credit card at our head office located at; 132 James's Street, Dublin D08 PK25

Paying your rent FAQ's

How is my rent calculated?

Your rent is calculated depending on the category of property you live in, when an offer of tenancy has been made commences you will be advised in writing of how your rent has been calculated. There are currently three methods to set rents;

 Capital Assistance Scheme Rents - The Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) is 100% grant funding for the provision of housing to meet the accommodation needs of older people, persons with a disability and other supported housing. The type of properties included is sheltered housing schemes, supported housing properties and a number of one bedroom properties.  Rents for these properties are set at an affordable level. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for Rent Supplement.

Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme (CLSS)  This capital funding scheme, has been used primarily for family and single accommodation. Rents are based on the household income and will change depending on the household circumstances. Please refer to the Association's current Rent Setting Policy for more information.

Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF) & Social Housing Leasing Initiative

Properties under these schemes are those which have been acquired from 2011 onwards. The rents for these properties are calculated on the basis of the Local Authority Differential Rents Schemes in the area where the property is situated.

For more information on how your rent has been calculated please contact Oaklee Services Centre on 01 400 2650.

What if my Circumstances Change?

If your rent is calculated on the basis of your income. You must advise the Association of any changes in your circumstances as soon as they occur including;

  • changes to household income ( including additional  income from training schemes or increases in welfare benefits)
  • if anyone moves in or out of your property
  • if additional children join the household.

 

What methods can I use to pay my rent?

There are a number of methods which are available to pay your rent including;

Payment Card

The payment card can be used at any PostPoint outlet in Ireland displaying one of the PostPoint signs below or it can be used at any Post Office.

Household Budget

Rent can be deducted from Welfare Benefits via the Household Budget Scheme, administered by An Post. A deduction form can be downloaded from www.anpost.ie or ring Customer Services on 1800 707172 or contact our services centre.

Standing Order

A standing order can be set up to pay rent via your bank or you can use your internet online banking facility. Further details are available from Oaklee Services Centre.

mybills.ie

mybills.ie is a free service from An Post providing a 'one-stop-shop' for paying bills online including your weekly rental payment. Tenant’s can also set up payments to pay a regular amount automatically.

Head Office

Cheques or postal orders or cash payments in our Head Office.

 

Can I purchase my property?

Due to the way in which housing association properties are funded, a tenant purchase scheme is not available to allow tenants to purchase their property.

Information relating to your tenancy can be found in the Tenants and Repairs Handbook.

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