Hardings Solicitors are proud to hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to provide Housing Law to Sunderland. Hardings Solicitors are specialist advisors in Housing Law. However, changes implemented from the 1st April 2013 meant that public funding (legal aid) is now available in fewer case types. This has meant that fewer people on lower incomes will be eligible for legal aid. If you do not qualify for legal aid we will review your matter and explore what other funding options are available. If you think that your housing case is listed in area where legal aid is available you can check if you are financially eligible either by contacting us direct or alternatively using the following government guidance: www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid.
Legal Aid is available in the following areas of Housing Law:
- Defending applications for Anti-Social Behaviour
- Defending possession proceedings made by Landlord
- Unlawful Eviction
- Disrepair cases
- Advice regarding Mortgage possession claims
Legal Aid is no longer available to assist with:
- Problems with neighbours
- Landlords breach of tenancy terms
- Claims to recover a tenancy deposit
- Claims in which a landlord has disposed of tenants belongings.
Where legal aid is not available we can review your matter and identify if there other funding options available to you. Our funding options run alongside our Legal Aid Contract as part of our commitment to provide legal services to the community at an affordable cost.
Experience and specialist knowledge are vital when dealing with disputes involving private and social landlords. Our team will guide you through all aspects of housing issues including:
- Tenancy disputes
- Possession proceedings
- Mortgage re-possessions
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.