Yes, rent arrears may be included in a bankruptcy, but it might be inadvisable if you are still a tenant. In most cases, these would be rent arrears from a previous tenancy and you would be able to include any utilities / Council Tax arrears as well. Speaking of council tax, it is always smart to keep paying small amounts even if you are experiencing financial difficulties (or at least stay in touch with the council), anything to avoid receiving a Liability Order. Once you have this, it triggers Bailiff activity.
Bankruptcy UK offers bankruptcy help across the board and will submit your application online. Court appearances for bankruptcy are no longer required. Feel free to call us on 01425 600129 for a chat about your circumstances.