Housing Law Advice

HCLC  provides essential advice for those who have nowhere to live or are in danger of losing their homes through possession proceedings.

Some of the problems we help people with are: defending possession claims, applying to set aside warrants for eviction, serious disrepair, homelessness, illegal evictions and tenancy status.

We provide legal advice about many of the following issues:

  • My landlord is going to evict me next week. Can I do anything to stop this?
  • I have received a claim for possession from the County Court for rent arrears.  What should I do?
  • Does the council have a duty to find me somewhere to live?
  • My landlord won’t do any repairs in my home.  Can I force them to?
  • My partner has moved out.  Can I become the tenant?
  • The council is taking me to court they’re accusing me of making noise, what can I do?

As well as helping people in Hackney, we also offer housing advice to residents of Haringey and Waltham Forest.  

In Haringey, we hold a special housing law drop-in advice service every Wednesday between 10am and 1pm and then appointments between 2pm and 5pm at the Haringey Irish Cultural and Community Centre, Pretoria Rd, Tottenham, London, N17 8DX.  Download a flyer with more information HERE.  

In Waltham Forest, we hold a special  housing law drop-in advice service every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm at Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge Road, London, E10 7DU.  Download a flyer with more information HERE.

We also participate in the Duty Representation Scheme at the Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court.

You can also phone our telephone advice line on 020 8985 8364 between 10am and 1pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.