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Can I get Legal Aid for a legal housing disrepair claim?

Peter Claridge

Posted by Peter Claridge | Solicitor
On 5th October 2018

Many people throughout the country are living in rented properties that are in poor condition. Common complaints include damp and mould, broken heating or windows, faulty plumbing or electrics. If you find yourself in such a position you should first report this to your landlord, if after a reasonable period of time they have still not carried out repairs, you may wish to consider taking further action.

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Does the Council have to help me if I am homeless?

Suzanne Bird

Posted by Suzanne Bird | Solicitor
On 5th September 2018

There are different ways a Council can help you if you are homeless, from providing emergency housing, to temporary accommodation, to giving you access to the housing register.

You can also approach if you are threatened with homelessness within the next 56 days, for example if your landlord has given you notice. You may also be homeless is you have a home but you cannot live in it, such as if you are fleeing domestic violence.

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What is considered legally homeless?

Siddiq Fazaluddin

Posted by Siddiq Fazaluddin | Senior Associate
On 18th May 2018

Published on 12th April 2018, the annual Homeless Monitor considers homelessness across England. It also takes note of how the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (in force from 3rd April 2018) has been respected for emphasising the need for more support for single people and the need for further homelessness prevention measures.

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