HOUSING officers in Carmarthenshire are trying to track down former tenants who may have overpaid their rent.

Officers from the county council’s housing services team want to hear from former tenants – or their surviving relatives – whose rent accounts are in credit.

The council wants to make arrangements to pay the money back.

Executive board member for housing, Cllr Hugh Evans said: “Housing services staff have carried out investigations as part of a routine exercise, as a result of which some closed rent accounts have been found to be in credit.

“We want to make every effort to return this money to those tenants or their heirs, so we appeal to anyone who thinks they are owed money to get in touch with us.”

Former tenants or relatives of deceased former tenants who think they are owed money should contact the council by Monday, March 19.