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    Council Rent "free Weeks?" when paying through Direct debit (Leeds)

    Hi everyone, Years ago I remember getting free weeks, a few weeks a year in december May and August. I am up to date on all rent as I pay by direct debit....But I have just realised that I have not gotten any "free Rent Weeks" all last year.
    Does this not exist anymore......?
    Or do you only get these free weeks if you pay by a different method?
    I am really interested to find out what other people under the Leeds City council think.
    Many thanks for your time

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    Yeah i get the same, (i live in Swindon) but dont notice the rent free weeks as pay monthly and some months have 5 weeks so the rent would be more (if that makes sense!) If you pay your bill weekly then you would notice it but direct debit pays a flat rate every month, even if you have 5 weeks in it..

    Hope i havent confused the hell out of you!

    Try contacting them, maybe they dont do it anymore, not all Councils offer this, mine doesnt

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    The general switchboard telephone number for Leeds City Council is 0113 234 8080 and minicom 0113 2224410
    Opening times: Mon-Thurs 8.30-17:00 Fri 8.30-16:30

    I work for a housing associationa nd can assure you that you are getting the free weeks its just that instead of paying some months Direct Debit at say £300 and then others at £270 because fo free weeks they just average it all out to say £285. So that you as a customer can budget and no exactly how much is getting taken out of your account each week. What this also means is that sometimes your rent account is in credit or arrrears but by the end of the financial year its all balanced.

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    I work for a housing associationa nd can assure you that you are getting … I work for a housing associationa nd can assure you that you are getting the free weeks its just that instead of paying some months Direct Debit at say £300 and then others at £270 because fo free weeks they just average it all out to say £285. So that you as a customer can budget and no exactly how much is getting taken out of your account each week. What this also means is that sometimes your rent account is in credit or arrrears but by the end of the financial year its all balanced.



    Thanks for this I have just done the maths on the amount it should be per week X it by 48 and then shared it by 12 months and yes bobs your uncle you are right!!
    At least now I know im not being penalised for paying by direct debit !! lol
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