Housing

Get advice

Our housing team can provide expert advice if your home may be at risk, you’re homeless, or your rented home is in poor condition and affecting your or your family’s health.

If you’re on a low income, you might be eligible for legal aid – which means we can help you with your housing problem at no cost to you.

If you’re not eligible for legal aid, we can provide free initial advice on some housing issues, so you know what steps to take next. You’ll be advised by lawyers who volunteer their time to help people in our local community.

If you need advice, please check if we can help.

You can also get in touch using our contact form or by phoning 020 8767 2777. Please note that our phone lines are very busy at the moment, and you may find it quicker to use our housing advice checker if you can.

We can help with

  • Emergency advice and representation at court for housing possession cases
  • Eviction and possession proceedings (from your rented home), including notices served by your landlord
  • Homelessness
  • Succession for tenants when the person you live with has died
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Rented home in such poor condition that it’s affecting your health (disrepair)
  • If your landlord has applied to County Court for an injunction against you, for example because of anti-social behaviour
  • Getting rent deposits back
  • Renter’s problems with estate agents
  • Boundary disputes

We can’t help with

  • Housing issues if you’re a landlord
  • Buying and selling property
  • Wills and probate
  • Housing transfers
  • Neighbour disputes

Help if you’re facing eviction or repossession at court

Possession hearings at court are suspended until 23 August 2020. However if you’ve been sent court papers about eviction, it’s vital you still seek legal advice now – and we’re here to help.

Some people end up homeless because they didn’t have the support I had. I know 100% I’m in my home because of the Law Centre’s support.

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