The first priority will be to prevent the threat of homelessness by assisting you to keep your current home. This assistance may include:
- identifying benefits or financial assistance to help you to pay your rent
- identifying whether the landlord has the right to take the property back. If your tenancy is an assured short hold tenancy and your landlord has taken a damage deposit from you but not used a tenancy deposit scheme to deal with it, he may be limited on the grounds he can use to try and end a tenancy
- assisting you to apply to the court to try to have a possession order suspended (this will only be possible on certain tenancy types)
If you are not able to remain in your current home, the council will try to help you to move to other accommodation before a threat of homelessness arises. This may include identifying financial assistance to help you to pay rent in the private sector.
If you are under threat of homelessness please complete the Homelessness referral form and an officer will call you back within 48 hours. There should not be any evictions for the time being but please do contact us if your landlord has threatened you with eviction and you need advice about this.
Ongoing cases will be managed over the phone.
Complete the Homelessness referral form (opens in a new window).