Hear the latest from the UK Government - Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service
Today, the UK Government has launched a new, free legal support through the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service.
People facing eviction or repossession in England and Wales will be able to receive expert legal advice free of charge, helping them to keep their homes and avoid lengthy, costly court proceedings.
The advice will be available from the moment a written notice is received by a tenant or homeowner, which could be in the form of an email from a landlord or letter from a mortgage provider. They will also be able to have legal representation in court, regardless of their financial circumstances.
A housing solicitor will talk to you to understand why you are at risk of losing your home. This could be related to any of the problems below:
welfare benefits payments
Legal support for housing, debt and welfare benefit matters will help with the wider issues individuals at risk of losing their home may face.
Once the problem is identified, they will help you to resolve the issue to prevent your case from going to court. In the event you are required to attend a court hearing, the housing solicitor can represent you and defend your case.
You can find out more about the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service and find your nearest provider on the UK Government website: www.gov.uk/guidance/legal-aid-for-possession-proceedings
Don’t delay. Get free legal support today.