This articles explains about the legal help you can access when living in private housing.
If you have a housing problem that you need help with, occasionally you may need legal advice to help resolve it. A Student Housing Officer can help you decide whether you need to take further action perhaps using the small claims court, speaking to a solicitor or simply some free legal advice might just be what you need.
Why you might need legal advice for housing issues
Your first port of call to find out whether legal advice is needed for issues you are experiencing in relation to accommodation is the Student Housing team.
Here are just some of the examples of when you might consider seeking legal advice in relation to accommodation:-
The Student Housing Officers are not legally trained, but have a wealth of experience and accommodation-related training between them so they can go through the issues you are experiencing to help and advise you as you might be able to resolve the issue yourself without having to take it further.
What legal advice is available and how to access it
If the Student Housing Officer feels you would benefit from some legal advice, you access the following services for free:-