Are you homeless or
at risk of becoming homeless?

 

You may be homeless or unable to stay in your current home because of domestic violence or harassment, relationship breakdown, very serious overcrowding or disrepair which makes your home unsafe.

Your local authority may have a duty to allocate housing or help find you somewhere to live if you have a priority need, for example:

  • you are pregnant or have dependent children;
  • you are vulnerable because of illness or disability; or
  • you are 16-17 years old (or up to 21 if you have been in care).

Our solicitors have extensive experience getting assistance for homeless people and have specialist knowledge and expertise in helping young people access help from social services including after leaving care.

Even if we cannot help you to access assistance under homelessness law, perhaps because of your immigration status or because your local authority has decided that you are intentionally homeless, we may be able to help you apply to social services for support.

Our housing solicitors are based near Liverpool Street station in East London, and advise people right across London and beyond. We offer a comprehensive service, from initial advice to representation at court.

Funding the cost of legal advice

Legal aid is still available (subject to your means) at all stages of a homeless application, including assistance with a review and representation in a county court appeal or judicial review.

Contact us for expert legal advice

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming so, let one of our reassuringly knowledgeable solicitors, each of whom is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA), take your case on your behalf.
Contact our housing and property lawyers today, we are ready and waiting to help.