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Includes information about those who have become homeless through no fault of their own.



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Unintentional homelessness

What to do if you have become homeless, through no fault of your own.

1 Help, I am homeless!

Whether you are sleeping on the streets or your mate's sofa you could be classed as legally homeless, and you need to register as homeless with your local council.
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4 Losing your home

There are laws to help you if you have nowhere to live, whether it's because you're being unfairly evicted by your landlord, or you or your children are not safe where you live.
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5 What the council will check

If you ask the council for help because you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, it will need to look into your circumstances to establish what sort of help you are entitled to. Only applies to England.
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3 Applying as homeless

Explains what to do if you are homeless and you want to apply for help from the council housing department. The council has duties to help certain groups of homeless people. This only applies to England.
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2 What housing the council can provide

If you are homeless and eligible for assistance, you can ask the council for help. It may have to provide accommodation for you. Whether you are entitled to accommodation and how long you will be able to stay there will depend on your personal circumstances.
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Losing your Home - Legal Information
There are laws to help you if you have nowhere to live, whether it's because you're being unfairly evicted by your landlord, or you or your children are not safe ...
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Last Updated: 27 Sep 16


I am homeless. What can I do?
If you have nowhere to live, then you are homeless and you have the legal right to seek help from your local council. They must look into your claim of ...
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Last Updated: 27 Sep 16


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