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I have to leave my home

My landlord has given me notice to leave

Please contact us as soon as you receive a notice from your landlord. Do not wait until the notice has expired or until you have a court order.

The council can advise you about any rights you may have in relation to your current accommodation and any options there may be for you if you cannot stay where you are.

If you are living in accommodation that you do not have to share with others, you will generally be able to remain in your accommodation until your landlord has obtained an order from the court. It is important that you do not move out of your property if you do not have somewhere else to live as you cannot rely on the Council housing you.

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I have a letter from the Court telling me to leave my property

You must contact us straight away. We will need to see the papers you have received from the Court to be able to assess you situation and tell you what options may be available to you.

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I cannot live at home anymore

If you have been asked to leave your home, please contact us for advice. We will need to ask you questions about why you have been asked to leave and contact your family or friends to discuss this. We will give you advice about any housing options that may be available to you. We do not have to provide accommodation for everyone, even if they have no-where to live.

See also: Homelessness

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My house is overcrowded and I need a bigger property

You may be able to apply for larger accommodation through the Council’s Register of Housing Need or try to find alternative larger accommodation yourself. This will depend on the type of accommodation you have the moment, for example, whether you own it, rent it from a private landlord or a Registered Provider, or whether you are staying with family or friends.

Please contact us for further advice so we can discuss your situation in more detail.

See also: Choice based Lettings (Housing Register)

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My house is too large and I need a smaller property

You may be able to apply for smaller accommodation through the Council’s Register of Housing Need or try to find alternative smaller accommodation yourself. This will depend on the type of accommodation you have the moment, for example, whether you own it, rent it from a private landlord or a Registered Provider, or whether you are staying with family or friends.

Please contact us for further advice so we can discuss your situation in more detail.

See also: Choice based Lettings (Housing Register)

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My property is not suitable for me to live in

We can arrange a home visit to come and see why you think your property is not suitable for you. Once we have further details about your situation, we will be able to give you advice about any housing options that may be available to you.

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I want the Council to re-house me

Approximately 10% of those that want to be re-housed by the Council are rehoused each year. However, there may be alternative housing options available to you.

Please contact us for advice.

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