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Housing Advice

Our Housing Advice Team is able to offer advice on housing problems and explore your housing options, whatever your situation.

The service is free of charge and confidential, and covers all sorts of housing issues, such as:

Preventing homelessnessHow to deal with mortgage or rent arrears
Harassment and illegal evictionDomestic violence
Loss of tied accommodationLoss of private rented accommodation
Debt advice (referrals made to partner agencies)Relationship breakdowns
Claiming housing benefitApplying to join the Housing Register.

    The team aims to prevent homelessness, but where this is not possible, advice and assistance will be given to help you secure alternative accommodation. If you are homeless now or threatened with homelessness, it is important that you see a Housing Advisor who will be able to assess whether South Holland District Council has a duty to secure accommodation for you.

    Drop in - no appointment necessary

    For help and face-to-face advice, call into the Council Offices:

    DayMorningAfternoon
    Monday8:30 - 11:3014:00 - 16:30
    Tuesday8:30 - 11:3014:00 - 16:30
    WednesdayClosed - Emergencies OnlyClosed - Emergencies Only
    Thursday8:30 - 11:3014:00 - 16:30
    Friday8:30 - 11:3014:00 - 16:00

    Advice can also be given over the phone by calling 01775 761161 (except Wednesdays) and asking to speak to a member of the Housing Advice Team. Home visits are available to those with mobility problems by prior arrangement.

    If you are homeless now, threatened with homelessness in the near future or just require advice, we are here to help.

    Other useful self help tools can be found here:

    Tenancy Checker

    Housing Benefit Checker

    Eviction Checker

     

    • The Housing Register

      To join the housing register applicants need to satisfy certain criteria relating to their local connection to the district, their suitability as a tenant, and whether or not they have a need for housing.

    • Homelessness

      Our first priority is to try and prevent people becoming homeless.

    • Universal Credit in South Holland

      Universal Credit is a new simpler, single monthly payment for people of working age who are looking for work or on a low income.

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