THE company that runs thousands of former council houses and flats has announced its seasonal office closing times.

Sunderland Housing Group's offices will close at 4pm on Friday.

The Thorney Close office will remain closed until 8.30am on Tuesday, January 3. All other offices will re-open as normal between Wednesday, December 28, and Friday, December 30.

All offices will close for the New Year at 4pm on Friday, December 30, and re-open as normal on Tuesday, January 3.

Tenants can pay their rent via the Payments Line on 0191-525 5000 or at the website www.sunderlandhousing