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calendar icon01 Aug 2023

Free legal advice available from today for people facing eviction

A new scheme, backed by the government, has launched today offering free legal advice to anyone facing eviction or repossession.

The scheme aims to resolve issues early to help tenants and homeowners keep their homes, improve their finances, and provide access to support to improve their health and life prospects.

It’s available to tenants and homeowners - regardless of their financial circumstances - from the moment they receive a written notice seeking possession of their home.

It can help with matters such as:

  • Illegal eviction
  • Disrepair and other problems with housing conditions
  • Rent arrears
  • Mortgage arrears
  • Welfare benefits payments
  • Debt

If the problem can’t be resolved, tenants and homeowners will also have access to free legal advice and representation in court.  

For more information or to find your nearest free legal service provider visit find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk and put in your postcode.

 

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Caroline Chell

Caroline has worked in financial communications for more than 10 years, writing content on subjects such as pensions, mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as stockbroking and investment advice.

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