What are your legal rights if you find that you are without a home?
Local authorities have a duty to provide a place to live to anyone in their area of responsibility. 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 people may have somewhere to stay but it is not reasonable for them to continue living in that accommodation. This could be, for example, where there is violence or domestic abuse or where the property is in such a poor condition it is not appropriate for people to stay there.
If you are homeless and are applying to be housed, there may be a number of issues that you facing. For example:
- ensuring your eligibility to be rehoused
- if the Local Authority has not processed your application
- if the Local Authority is taking a long time to process your application
- if the Local Authority has offered you unsuitable housing (for example, if you have a disability).
myBarrister can put you in contact with a barrister who is expert on homelessness and rehousing. Your barrister will be able to assist you with any legal claims you have, including bringing an action in the County Court or High Court or representing you in judicial review proceedings.
Who is the best barrister for me?
If you need expert advice on any homelessness or rehousing matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.
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I qualified as a barrister in 1977, and have practised both as a barrister and solicitor. That gives me a distinct advantage when advising my clients, since I have the expertise of counsel but also hands-on, practical experience of guiding clients through their legal problems.
I have much experience advising on property and housing cases,...
I am an experienced property and housing practitioner and this area has always been a significant part of my practice.
I have specific experience in dealing with:
- real property claims and disputes
- leasehold disputes including enfranchisements (commercial and residential)
- nuisance and party wall...
I offer expertise in disputes concerning jointly owned property, this includes issues which arise when a property is registered in the name of one person and another claims an interest in that property arising from a financial contribution or on some other basis.
These disputes commonly arise between couples who have co-habited but whose...
Ezra regularly provides advice and representation in property disputes, both residential landlord & tenant, and disputes involving commercial property.
On the residential side, Ezra primarily acts for landlords, often dealing with possession proceedings and notices under s 21 Housing Act 1988, and addressing breaches of covenant (whether of...
Are you in arrears with your mortgage or rent?
Are you a landlord who needs to evict a bad tenant?
Are you worried about a Charging Order being placed on your property?
Are you facing eviction because of an Order for Sale?
Do you have a judgment which you want to secure against property?
You can instruct me as your...
Justin is recommended as a leading junior by the Legal 500 for property disputes. His expertise includes:
- Restrictive covenants
- Boundary disputes
- Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
- Co-ownership disputes
- Adverse possession
- Farming and agriculture
As an employed barrister with over 26 years experience, Mirza has had a number of cases reported in relevant publications dealing with the full range of local authority cases. Some of these cases were decided by the House of Lords/Supreme Court and included major Judicial Reviews in relation to, for example:
housing & homelessness;...