New guidance has been published by the government this week to ensure that victims of domestic violence can more easily access safe long term accommodation. The guidance is subject to a ten week consultation process which will run until 5 th ...
If you or someone you know has been left homeless, our housing law team can help you get the support you need from local authorities to get back on your feet. Our homelessness experts have a detailed knowledge of the services and support available to you and can get you the results you need quickly. For advice and assistance call our legal team on 0203 816 9282. We will often be able to provide assistance to you free of charge if you qualify for help under the legal aid scheme and are based in the North West of England.
Local authorities have a duty to people present in their area of responsibility who do not have a place to live. Priority is given to vulnerable persons such as children or disabled persons. This duty can include the obligation to provide accommodation, advice and assistance to homeless people.
The local authority's homeless duties also extend to situations where you may have somewhere to stay but it is not reasonable for you to continue living in that accommodation. For instance, circumstances where there is violence or domestic abuse or where the property is in such a poor condition it is not appropriate for you to stay there.