Here are some important things you need to know if you are a tenant and are at risk of losing your home.

Always put your safety first.

  • You have rights. If you rent your home (and don't live with your landlord) you cannot be evicted until a court says so.
  • If you have to leave your home to keep safe, do so, but read on for more information.
  • Illegal evictions and harassment from your landlord are crimes. If you are being illegally evicted or harassed call the police.
  • Don't leave your home just because you've been told to. Doing so when you don't have to may affect your rights to help getting somewhere else.
  • Try to keep hold of all the paperwork related to your tenancy and deposit.

Homelessness doesn't just mean living on the streets. If you're facing temporarily staying with friends or relatives you are facing homelessness.

That means you can get help from us and we may be able to arrange for other organisations to help you too. If you have 'no recourse to public funds' you still have rights and there may be help available for you and all of our services are available to you.

You are not alone. We will walk through this with you. Many people who come to us for help end up being able to stay in their homes.

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Click here to find out more about our homelessness prevention services.