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How is my rent calculated?


Rents are based of the income of all occupants in the household in accordance with the Council’s Differential Rent Scheme (Differential Rent Scheme 2024).


The scheme also details the following:

  • types of income to be assessed when calculating rent
  • types of income to be disregarded
  • allowance for dependent children.


Review Of Rents


Tenants must notify the Council of any changes to income or household composition, as they occur.  The Council will revise the rent in accordance with the changed circumstances.


In addition, rents for existing tenants are reviewed annually and the Council will notify tenants of the revised rent and the date on which it will take effect. 


Link: Policy Direction relating to LA Rent Schemes


How can I pay my rent?


The Council provides its tenants with a range of payment methods, including:

  • Standing Order/Direct Debit
  • Household Budget Scheme BillPay Service available at all Post Offices and selected outlets
  • In person at the Public Services Centre Cash Desk
  • By post (no cash)


The method of payment will be agreed with tenants at start of tenancy, but this may be changed later with agreement of the Councils Rent Collection staff.


Contact details of Housing Rent Collection Staff in Municipal District (MD) Offices




Mobile No.





Bernadette McGarvey

087 993 3467

(074) 9163870

[email protected]

Donegal & Lifford-Stranorlar

Denise Heraty

087 9334792

(074) 9561321

[email protected]


Ronnie White

087 602 0155 

(074) 9194203

[email protected]



John Mc Kinney

087 7385300

(074) 373722

[email protected]

Lifford-Stranorlar & Letterkenny-Milford

Declan Gallagher 

087 6906695


[email protected]



Further information contact [email protected]




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