Mortgage/ Rent Arrears and Concerns
If you have or foresee problems in paying your rent/mortgage do not avoid the issue.
Firstly, talking to your mortgage company/landlord is the best way to avoid making the situation worse for yourself.
They will be able to give you options for before/after you fall into arrears.
Secondly, contact your local Citizens Advice to see if there is anything they can do for you. You may be entitled to benefits which you are not currently claiming or you may be offered an appointment with a specialist adviser. To find out how your local Citizens Advice Bureau can help you, please contact them directly.
Local Dorset Bureaux
Dorset Adviceline - 0344 245 1291
Purbeck Citizens Advice Bureau
Weymouth and Portland Citizens Advice Bureau
Dorchester & District Citizens Advice
Christchurch Citizens Advice Bureau
Ferndown Citizens Advice Bureau
North Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau
Shelter: 0808 800 4444
National Debt line: 0808 808 4000
Payplan: 0800 280 2816
StepChange http://www.stepchange.org/ 0800 138 1111
If you are not from Bournemouth your council may also have housing advisors. You should contact your local council for more information.