Sometimes just getting a roof over your head isn't as easy as it seems, particularly if you have specific needs.Local authorities have a duty to help older people, the infirm and children, but they don't always fulfil this as they should.
We can help when you think the council has let you down. The council is not doing its job properly if it:
- hasn’t processed your housing application,
- is taking too long to respond to your request,
- has failed to provide you with temporary accommodation, or
- has offered you unsuitable housing (for example, if you have a disability).
Our solicitors are recognised as experts in this area. We will manage your case sympathetically and help you to understand your rights and get a fair and timely outcome. We can ensure your council deals with your application quickly and takes all your issues into account. If necessary, we can take your appeal to court.
Legal aid is available if the council has rejected your homelessness application or is refusing to help, so you don’t need to worry that you can’t afford a lawyer.