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Rent Assessment


How is my rent calculated?


Housing rents are calculated in accordance with the Differential Rent Scheme 2019‌, as a proportion of the assessable income of the principal earner together with a contribution from any subsidiary earners in the household.


An allowance for dependant children is deducted from weekly rent. Rents for existing tenants is based on certified income of the 1st week in January of the year in which review is being carried out.


In determining rent in the case of a new or transferred tenancy, assessable income will be reckoned by reference to the income situation of the family as at the date of commencement of tenancy.


Rents for existing tenants are reviewed annually and the revised rent is applied from the 1st week in April.  Any change in income (increase or decrease) should be notified to the Councils Housing Section by phone or by calling into your local Public Services Centre, immediately.


Policy Direction relating to LA Rent Schemes



How can I pay my rent?


It is the Council's policy to provide it's tenants with as broad a range of payment methods as possible. Payments can currently be made by the following methods:


  • Household Budget Scheme (for further information contact the
  • BillPay Service available at all Post Offices and selected outlets (using a swipe card that the Council can provide)
  • Bank Standing Order/ Direct Debit / Credit transfer
  • Wages Deduction (for Council employees)
  • In person at the Public Services Centre Cash Desk
  • By post (no cash can be sent through the post). Cheques, Postal Orders, etc. should be made payable to Donegal County Council and crossed “A/C Payee only”


Further information contact the




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