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 have received notice of a possession claim, you should seek urgent legal advice as you are at risk of losing your home.

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

NEW Housing Advice Helpline

This new service is in Wandsworth and Merton, and designed to help navigate housing-related issues and concerns. To benefit, please call our FREE legal advice helpline and speak to a member of our team:

Phone Number: 0800 640 4254 (freephone)
Operating Hours: Every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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

We can’t help with

  • Housing issues if you’re a landlord
  • Buying and selling property
  • Wills and probate
  • Housing transfers
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Boundary disputes – click here for the RICS Guide to Boundary Disputes

Help if you’re facing eviction or repossession at court

Possession hearings at court have now resumed. 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.

Learn more about our services

Our project offers a range of services to ensure accessibility for all community members.