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.
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 homelessness||How to deal with mortgage or rent arrears|
|Harassment and illegal eviction||Domestic violence|
|Loss of tied accommodation||Loss of private rented accommodation|
|Debt advice (referrals made to partner agencies)||Relationship breakdowns|
|Claiming housing benefit||Applying 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:
|Monday||8:30 - 11:30||14:00 - 16:30|
|Tuesday||8:30 - 11:30||14:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||Closed - Emergencies Only||Closed - Emergencies Only|
|Thursday||8:30 - 11:30||14:00 - 16:30|
|Friday||8:30 - 11:30||14:00 - 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: