We can offer free legal advice where your home may be at risk, you are homeless, or your home is in poor condition and affecting your or your family’s health. We cover Bristol, South Glos, B&NES and North Somerset.
The team has a willingness to fight for the rights of tenants and owner occupiers and use our knowledge of the law in an imaginative way to take important challenges forward.
We provide specialist advice and representation on a wide range of housing problems including complex possession cases, homelessness appeals and judicial review. Types of housing issues we help with:
- Repossession of your home where there are alleged rent arrears or other breaches of tenancy, including anti-social behaviour
- Injunctions for anti-social behaviour, and applications for breaches of anti-social behaviour injunctions
- Notices of Eviction
- Warrants of Eviction
- Unlawful eviction
- Mortgage possession proceedings
- Disrepair affecting your health
- Advice about your succession rights
We cannot assist with boundary disputes or advise landlords.
If you are at risk of losing your home please contact us as soon as possible. It is important to seek advice at the earliest stage, as soon as you receive notice of possession or notice to quit from your landlord. However we may be able to help you even if the court bailiffs have given you a date for eviction.
If you have applied as homeless to the local authority and feel that an incorrect decision has been made then we may be able to assist you with a challenge to the county court or to the high court.
Legal Aid outreach
We have a Legal Aid Outreach contract in B&NES and can meet with you in Bath on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, between 2-5pm. Please call us to make an appointment:
- Tuesday – Reach/DHI office, 15/16 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1BZ
- Thursday – CAB, 2 Edgar Buildings, George St, Bath BA1 2EE
We can represent you in your housing case in Bath County Court under the duty solicitor scheme. Please check it is operating the day of your hearing.
Tenancy Information Project
Free, weekly sessions to educate tenants in Avon and Bristol on how to navigate the often-complicated private rental market. We offer one-off 30 minute appointments run by trained volunteers (law students).
To book a free, one-off appointment with one of our trained volunteers, please contact us on 0117 924 8662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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