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Set up a direct debit or standing order

Set up a direct debit or standing order

Standing orders

Download the standing order form here.

A standing order is an easy way to pay your rent through your bank. You have control over the amount that you pay and can choose the date of payment. Every time your rent changes you will have to instruct your bank to change your standing order. It may be better to pay through direct debit as changes to payments can be automatically arranged by us.

Complete all sections and send to; 

Housing and Regeneration, City of Lincoln Council, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DE.

Submit the top half to your Bank/Building Society without delay.

If you currently pay your rent by standing order but wish to convert to direct debit, please follow this link.

Direct debits

Download the direct debit form here.

You can have your direct debit set up for the following dates of the month: 2nd, 8th, 15th, 22nd or 28th.

Please give us at least ten working days for your request to be processed. 

The Direct Debit Guarantee

If City of Lincoln Council or your Bank or Building Society makes an error, you are guaranteed a full immediate refund from your bank of the amount paid.

If the amounts to be paid or the payment dates change City of Lincoln Council will notify you at least ten working days in advance of your bank account being debited.

You can cancel your direct debit instruction at any time simply by writing to your Bank or Building Society and contacting us to let us know.

If you are not up to date with your rent

If you have rent arrears please contact us on 01522 873333 or speak with your Housing Officer so you can make an agreement to include these arrears in your payments. 

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