There are a number of situations that can arise, through no fault of your own, which means that you will be considered as legally homeless. These include:
- There is nowhere available for you to live.
- Your landlord has unlawfully evicted you.
- You are unable to return home due to the risk of physical, psychological or sexual abuse.
- You live in extremely poor conditions.
If you are in any of these situations and you are in need of housing/re-housing, you can make a homeless application to the local authority.
In determining whether they are able to re-house you, they will consider your priority needs such as:
- If you have dependent children living with you.
- You or someone you live with is pregnant.
- You are vulnerable because of age or a disability.
Our specialist housing department can assist in making the homeless application. We can also provide advice on the likely outcome of such an application and whether rehousing is an option for you.
Why use a solicitor?
- The procedure for an individual looking for housing can be a complex and require the expertise of a solicitor.
- A solicitor will be able to communicate and negotiate with all parties involved.
- A solicitor can represent you in court if necessary.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Our specialist solicitors are experts in helping individuals who are homeless.
- We will keep you updated on the progress of your case.
- We will provide you with a realistic expectation on the likely outcome.