We can advise you on housing options based on your circumstances. We offer:
assistance with keeping your home. For example, we can help mediate with your landlord or your family member
help to prevent you from becoming homeless
support to help you move into privately rented home
advice to help you if you need supported housing
I am worried about being illegally evicted
We’ve recently seen an increase in cases of harassment and illegal evictions by landlords. If you’re threatened with eviction and are worried your landlord is not acting legally then we can help. Please contact us immediately, as we have specialist trained officers who can advise you. For more information see illegal evictions.
Find privately rented accommodation
Most people successfully rent in the private rented sector. By proactively looking for a privately rented property you can find somewhere quickly. You will also have more choice over the type of property that you live in.
What support can the Council give me?
If you decide to look for privately rented accommodation, the Council may be able to provide the following assistance:
one month rent in advance
security deposit paid
landlord compliance check
longest possible tenancy terms
pre-inspection of the property
practical and financial help with removals
transport costs for viewing and moving if outside of London
financial assistance to provide white goods if they aren’t provided by the landlord
Attend a training course
The Council provide free monthly tenancy training sessions for those wishing to find their own accommodation. To enquire about attending the next course, please contact us on 020 8356 4411.
Seaside & Country Homes offers people aged 55 and over that live in social housing in London the opportunity to move to bungalows and flats, managed by housing associations located mainly across the south coast but also in eastern England and the west country.