Rent Arrears

If you are struggling to pay your rent, please don’t just ignore it and hope that the problem will go away. Instead, contact your landlord as soon as possible to discuss your situation – early intervention is the key to avoiding arrears and there is lots of support and advice available from organisations such as Citizens Advice & Rights Fife and the Money Advice Service.

If you are finding it difficult to pay your rent, you may also find the Welfare and benefits and Too many rooms sections of this website useful.

If you rent in the private sector and have rent arrears the Fife Private Rental Solution (FPRS) can provide advice and assistance. They will work with you, and your landlord, to resolve any rent or other tenancy related issue; working together to help sustain your tenancy. For more information, please contact the FPRS team on 01592 201849, email or visit their website

Please see our FAQs section to find out how having rent arrears or other housing related debts could result in you housing application being suspended, and what you need to do to have your suspension lifted.


Service Update

November 2023 - Customer Survey

We want to hear from you! Fife Housing Register are running a customer survey from November 2023 to January 2024. We want to hear from applicants who have either completed their housing journey with us or are currently on our waiting list. Your answers could help us improve our service in the future. Please see the below link to the survey;


June 2023 - The Fife Housing Register Team have moved base from New City House, Dunfermline to Brunton House, Cowdenbeath. Any Post being sent to the FHR Team should be sent to the following;

Fife Housing Register Team, Cowdenbeath Customer Service Centre, Brunton House, High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QU.

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