Ways to pay your rent:

  • Direct Debit

    One of the easiest and best ways to pay. No queuing and no need for using debit or credit cards. You won’t even need your rent card.

    Just call us on 0161 448 4200 and we can set up the direct debit over the phone (you will need to provide the details in this direct debit form). Once your direct debit is set up, it will automatically pay your rent (weekly, every two weeks, every four weeks or monthly – it’s up to you). So you can forget about it and get on with your life!


  • Pay Online

    You can manage (and pay) your entire rent account online with Southway. Use your bank debit card or credit card to pay online (through secure 'allpay' Internet Payments). All you need is your 19 digit payment number (on your rent card or through your online account) and a credit or debit card. 

    For smartphone payments follow the link below and download the allpay App from the iphone App Store or Google Play for Android devices, this way you can pay via your smartphone!

  • Housing Benefit

    If you claim Housing Benefit to pay your rent, you can choose to have it paid directly to us. If your Housing Benefit doesn't cover your full rent, you will need to use a different payment method to pay the rest.

  • Text Message

    All you need is a UK registered mobile phone and you can pay your rent any time, anywhere. To set this up, visit our online payments provider ('allpay') and register your credit or debit card. You can then pick a text code and will be sent your text password. Once this is all set up, you can make your rent payment by texting ‘pay’ to 81025, along with your text code, password, and amount that you want to pay.

  • Standing Order

    This is similar to a Direct Debit. The money goes in straightaway, and there's no danger you'll forget to pay! However, this is a financial instruction between you and your bank (rather than between you and ourselves). We have a simple form for you to print out, fill in and send to your bank. Go to our standing order form.

    You'll need to put your tenancy reference number on the form (it's on your rent card and also in your online account.)

    Southwy's details are:

    Barclays Bank

    Account number: 60713104

    Sort Code: 20-55-34

    If you can't print out the form, or need advice, please contact us.

  • Phone Call

    You can still use the 24 hour automated payment service provided by 'Allpay' - just phone the Customer Hub and select the RENT option, and then you will be prompted to PRESS 1 to make a payment. You'll need the 19 digit reference from your rent card.

  • Post Office

    Use your rent card to pay at any post office. Pay by cash, cheque or debit/credit card. It's a free service. Find your nearest post office (external site).


  • Pay Point

    Paypoint has 26 outlets throughout the Southway area. You can now pay your rent or service charge at a Paypoint, using your Southway rent card and cash or your debit/credit card.

    Whichever way you pay, please keep the receipt they give you.


  • Pay Zone

    Use your rent card to pay at any outlets displaying the Payzone logo in the UK. If you want
    to know where your nearest outlet is, you can search online at www.payzone.co.uk 


  • By Post

    Send a cheque (made out to Southway Housing Trust) to:

    Southway Housing Trust


    729 Princess Road


    M20 2LT

    Write your name, address and tenancy reference number (from your rent card or online rent account) on the back of the cheque. Don't send cash through the post!

  • Universal Credit (Housing element)

    If you now claim Universal Credit, and you are struggling to pay your rent, speak to us. We may be able to apply for the housing element to come to us directly (this is called an APA).

    If it doesn’t cover all of your rent, you would need to pay the rest another way.