You are defined as homeless if:

  • you have no accommodation that you can legally occupy
  • you cannot gain entry to your property
  • it is not 'reasonable' for you to continue living there
  • you are at risk of violence if you remain there
  • you are threatened with homelessness if it is likely that you will become homeless within 28 days

If you are at risk of homelessness:

  • don't give up any accommodation without checking what your options and rights are - you may be worse off by leaving
  • we can check your tenancy rights or negotiate with the landlord or the people you are staying with, or help you sort out debts
  • we may be able to help you find alternative accommodation
  • we can advise you whether you have a priority need to be accommodated because you are homeless

Contact our team for advice. We will need full details of your recent housing, landlords or places you are staying, tenancy or mortgage payments and any notices you have received.

Independent advice is available from the Citizen's Advice Bureau or Shelter.