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Housing Advice

What is the Housing Advice Service?

The Housing Advice Service provides housing advice, assistance and advocacy on all housing and homelessness related matters. The team will give you information and advice and discuss all of your options to help you to understand your legal rights in relation to a housing or homelessness situation. If you are at risk of losing your home or feel that you can no longer stay there, the team will make every effort to help you to keep your home but if this is not possible, you will be given advice about what alternative options may be available to you.

 
 

Tenancy Relations Service

Within the Housing Advice Team we have a Tenancy Relations Officer who specialises in providing advice and assistance to both private tenants and landlords with any issues relating to a private tenancy.

If you are a landlord in Charnwood follow the link below for further information about how we can advise you.

 Advice for Landlords

 
 

Housing Advice

  • Homelessness
  • Preventing homelessness
  • General housing options
  • Housing waiting lists, transfers and exchanges
  • Mortgage and rent arrears
  • Notices and court action
  • Successions and assignment of tenancies
  • Housing Benefit
  • Anti-social behaviour & neighbour disputes
  • Housing issues relating to domestic abuse and relationship breakdown

Tenancy Relations

  • Disputes
  • Harassment and illegal eviction
  • Housing Benefit issues
  • Disrepair
  • Rent arrears
  • Notices, possession orders and eviction warrants
  • Deposits
  • Rent levels

 

 
 

Who are these services for?

The service is available to anybody living in Charnwood, including:-

  • Council tenants, Housing Association tenants and Private tenants
  • Owner occupiers
  • Lodgers
  • Those living in hostels or refuge accommodation
  • Those in bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Those living in temporary accommodation
  • People who are homeless or sofa surfing

The Housing Advice Team can help you irrespective of what your financial situation is.