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6 Losing your Home

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1. Introduction

2. Will the council find me somewhere to live?

3. Does it matter how I become homeless?

4. What if the council offers me somewhere unsuitable?

5. What can I do if I disagree with the council´s decision?

6. Where can I go if I need somewhere to stay urgently?

7. What if my landlord wants to evict me?

8. What can I do if my landlord is harassing me?

If you are being harassed, or if you are facing illegal eviction by a private landlord, contact the person at your local council who deals with harassment and illegal evictions (sometimes called the tenancy relations officer). Look in your phone book for contact details. They should try and deal with the harassment, and talk to your landlord about his or her legal obligations. They may also prosecute the landlord, though this is rare.

You can also take action through the courts yourself, though you'll need expert legal help to do this. You or your solicitor or adviser can apply for an injunction to stop your landlord harassing you or make them let you back into your home. If the landlord does not do this, they may be fined or sent to prison. You should also be able to claim compensation. If the case is urgent, you can apply for an emergency injunction (court order), which will usually last for up to a week, before there is a full court hearing.

See the Gurkha Free Legal Advice leaflet 'Renting and Letting' for more information about your rights if your landlord wants you to leave, and about the legal procedures that must be followed before you are evicted. In any case, you should get advice and help as soon as possible.

9. Further help

10 About this leaflet



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This leaflet is published by the Gurkha Free Legal Advice (LSC). It was written in association with Shelter.

Leaflet version: May 2008




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