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’...
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
All my work is done in the context of conflicts within families and relationships. This includes disputes over where the children live after separation, how they are provided for and how much time they spend with the other parent or relative. It also involves property and financial dispute between families and former partners, both with regards ownership...
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...
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;...