I have concerns about staying in my home
You are being evicted
There are strict procedures your landlord must follow if they want to evict you from your home. The rules to be followed however depend on the type of tenancy you have:
- an assured shorthold tenancy
- an assured tenancy
- a licence.
For more information please see our renting page.
Shelter - eviction has information to help you if you are facing eviction:
- how you may be able to prevent eviction
- what happens if your landlord applies for a court order to evict you
- how to stop eviction by bailiffs.
The government has a range of information on:
- emergency housing
BHT Hastings Advice can give advice on:
- possession action
- your rights as a tenant.
Their 'duty advice desk' can support tenants facing eviction through free legal advice and representation at court before a hearing.
Your relationship with your partner has broken down
If your relationship with your partner has broken down, you may have concerns:
- about whether you're going to be able to remain in your home
- how you will find a new home.
Shelter can provide legal information about the effects of:
- relationship breakdowns on tenancies
- home ownership
- other housing rights.
Hastings and Rother Mediation Service provides:
- family mediation to separating or already separated couples, whether married or not
- a safe and private place to talk
- help resolve issues such as living arrangements
- help with contact with children
- help address financial issues
- help with housing matters.
Your friends or family have asked you to leave and you have nowhere else to go
Sometimes, for whatever reason, if you're staying with friends or family you may be asked to leave and find your own accommodation. More information can be found on I want to privately rent a home page.
Time 2 Talk offers mediation between young people and older family members to:
- improve their understanding of each other
- improve their communication and confidence
- helps them talk through their issues and difficulties together.
Shelter - staying with friends can also provide you with helpful information if you are homeless and staying with friends or family.
If you are aged 60+
If you feel you need local housing support to help you manage the issues associated with your eviction proceedings and you are aged 60+, then STEPS may be able to help you:
- Telephone 0300 123 2422
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Housing grants and loans
- Energy Efficiency
- I'm leaving or have just left hospital
- I'm having problems paying my mortgage
- I'm a Care Leaver
- I'm in or have just left Prison
- I'm under 18 and at risk of being or already am homeless
- Disabled Facilities Grants
- Fuel Poverty Information
- I'm at risk of being or already am homeless
- I want to privately rent a home
- Other help and support
- I can't pay my rent and I'm worried that I may get evicted
- Other support for people aged 24 and under
- I need help about domestic abuse
I need housing help