Under the law, local authorities have a duty towards eligible applicants when a person is homeless or threatened with homelessness.  

Where a local authority refuses to accept a homeless application despite some evidence that the applicant is homeless or threatened with homelessness, we are able to assist with challenging their decision.

We can give advice on a wide range of issues relating to homelessness including the following:

  • Initial Application: providing guidance whether you are eligible for Homelessness Applications and if so, what duties are owed by the local authority
  • Initial Refusal: providing advice for review after refusal of Homelessness Application
  • Refusal on Review: providing advice on grounds to appeal to court following unsuccessful review
  • Suitability of Temporary Accommodation: providing advice on duties of local authority to provide suitable temporary accommodation

Chris Alexander Solicitors offers Legal Aid to eligible individuals in relation to homelessness matters

Legal aid can help meet the costs of legal advice and representation in a court or tribunal. You will need to show that:

  • your case is eligible for legal aid  
  • the problem is serious 
  • you cannot afford to pay for legal costs

You could for example get legal aid if .

  • you or your family are at risk of abuse or serious harm, for example domestic violence or forced marriage  
  • you are at risk of homelessness or losing your home

For further advice and information and on funding your matter, contact us on 02085944469 or email address info@chrisalexsolicitors.com.