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Housing problems

The information below will provide help and advice on a variety of housing issues. If you would like to seek advice from an Advice Centre, then visit our About us page to find your nearest Advice centre.

Citizens Advice Nottingham Housing Advice Service or Nottingham Law Centre can help with a housing or housing debt problem, including problems with your mortgage company.

Take a look at our Shelter and Citizens Advice for help with repairs to a private rented, or socially rented property.

Find out how to deal with neighbour disputes including access to a neighbour’s land, boundary walls and fences, noise, children, trees and hedges here.

You can find advice on renting privately from Shelter and Citizens Advice here:

Shelter – renting privately
Shelter – renting from the council
General housing information

Citizens Advice also have information on whether to rent from a landlord or a letting agent

Nottingham Homelink
Nottingham HomeLink is your one-stop shop to finding a rented home in the city. HomeLink is a ‘choice-based’ lettings scheme where you ‘bid’ for properties. HomeLink is a partnership between Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Council and 10 registered providers (sometimes known as ‘housing associations’).

Shelter – Learn more about homelessness and how to apply to the local authority. This article explains what to do if you are homeless and you want to apply for help from the council housing department.

You could also call Shelter’s housing advice line, open 365 days per year on 0808 800 4444. It is open from 8am-8pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Emergency Housing – rights checker tool
An online tool to help you find out whether you are eligible for emergency housing.

You can find lots of information on tenancy agreements here.

You can find out what benefits you are entitled to on either the Turn2Us or the Entitled to website.

You can also contact the Carers Federation in Nottingham for help.

All landlords have to follow special legal procedures in order to evict tenants. There are laws to protect you. Whether or not your landlord can evict you and how the process works will depend on the type of tenancy you have. If your landlord doesn’t follow the right procedure, s/he may be committing a criminal offence. Click here to read more about eviction.

Nottingham Law Centre has specialist housing advisers and solicitors who can help. They also have a Duty Solicitor support scheme at Nottingham County Court.

Citizens Advice Nottingham Housing Advice Service can also help with a housing or housing debt problem, including problems with your mortgage company.

Home Owners and Repossession
As a homeowner, you can only be evicted if your lender or freeholder has a legal reason (grounds) and the correct procedure is followed. Repossession doesn’t happen automatically. It may be possible to stop the eviction at any stage in the process.

Nottingham Law Centre has specialist housing advisers and solicitors who can help. They also have a Duty Solicitor support scheme at Nottingham County Court.

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Citizens Advice can offer advice for on tenancy deposits

If you find that your house is overcrowded, you may benefit from advice regarding problems in shared accommodation

Agencies that can help with Housing

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