Most people assume you have to be sleeping on the streets to be considered homeless, but the legal definition of homelessness is very broad.
Homelessness includes relying on friends or family for temporary accommodation, living out of a hostel or shelter, living somewhere overcrowded or unhygienic, or living somewhere where you are at risk of domestic violence or abuse.
As well as your right to be housed, it is equally important that any accommodation you are provided with meets an approved standard.
If you feel the council have provided a property that does not meet basic standards of size or hygiene, one of our housing solicitors may be able to help have the situation put right.
Contact Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors as soon as possible if you have been made homeless, and a member of our team will help put together your application to be housed by your local authority. Our housing specialists can assist you in this matter regardless of which stage of the process you have reached.
For expert legal advice on making an application for accommodation to your local authority, call Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.