When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Debt advice

Many people can sort out their debt problems by negotiating with creditors and trying to settle debts, often with free help from an advice agency. However, there are more formal ways to solve debt problems but these will have a big impact on your future ability to get a loan, mortgage or any other type of credit.

Private renters can get help to pay their rent. If you are not already getting help to pay your rent, you should claim

  • housing benefit if you are over pension age, and
  • Universal Credit if you are below pension age. 

Adesea este dificil să ne confruntăm cu probleme legate de datorii, însă majoritatea datoriilor în general se pot rezolva prin planificare și printr-un mod de abordare pas-cu-pas pentru gestionarea finanțelor dvs.

Almost everyone will experience difficulties paying their bills at some point. If you are worried about falling into arrears or missing a payment of rent, you should talk to your landlord about the problem. Free debt advice is available from a variety of local advice agencies.

Често може да бъде трудно да се справите с дългов проблем, но повечето задължения обикновено могат да бъдат решени с планиране и създаването на един поетапен подход за управление на вашите финанси.

Get advice as soon as possible if you can't pay. The Land & Property Services have a strict procedure for recovering rates arrears. There are strict time limits. If you contact your local Land & Property Services office, you may be able to negotiate a payment plan.

The interest on credit cards can be very high. Use this calculator from the Money Advice Service to work out how long it's going to take you to pay off the balance on your card based on the amount you can afford to pay every month.

Use the Loan Calculator from the Money Advice Service to work out how long it will take you to pay off your loan, based on your current monthly payments. If the loan is secured on your home, you could end up losing the property if you fall behind on your repayments. If you're having money problems, it's best to get some free, independent advice from a charity before you take on any further debt.

You'll be suprised how much you can save by cutting out some of the small things you might regularly buy. Use this Quick Cash Finder from the Money Advice Service to work out how much you could save each month if you stopped buying a newspaper, cup of coffee or chocolate bar every day.


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