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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Marc Brittain has a longstanding practice in advising and representing clients in court in property disputes, notably in ‘mortgage’ issues, especially in relation to sub-prime lenders.
His current caseload includes :
- a claim on behalf of a client who purchased a property, or at least he thought he did, only to find that the ‘seller’...
Neil is a highly accomplished commercial litigator whose practice substantially involves disputes in a business context. Whilst providing friendly, pragmatic and plain-speaking advice, he is also known as a tenacious advocate who argues his client’s case without flinching or backing off under pressure. In a particularly difficult case, one senior...
Robert is a highly regarded and experienced property barrister who undertakes all types of property related work including easements, rights of light, restrictive covenants, boundaries, adverse possession, trusts of land, constructive/resulting trusts, proprietary estoppel including ransom strips with a particular emphasis on property development...
After completing his pupillage he commenced practice in the Chambers of John Roberts Q.C. where he practiced mainly criminal and employment law. In his early days Mr Cofie quickly made a name for himself and had a number of reported cases in the areas of crime, family, employment and administrative law. His present practice is mainly in civil law.
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...
Kevin is very experienced in advising on and representing clients involved with boundary disputes (both before the courts and in mediation) involving issues of legal title, boundary agreements and adverse possession (under the old and new rules). He also advises on easements (especially rights of way) and restrictive covenants.
I will fight your case as hard and aggressively as you need. My approach is direct and robust. I am an expert in all aspects of Property Law including land registration; problems arising out of conveyancing or land transactions; boundary & neighbour disuptes; nuisance; restrictive covenants; injunctions & access to neighbouring lands act orders...
Paul deals with the full range of property litigation between individuals and businesses. For example: easements of all kinds, boundary disputes, commercial & agricultural landlord and tenant, negligence relating to property (e.g. surveyors and architects), negligent or fraudulent misstatements / misrepresentations about property, nuisance and...