Legal aid helps with the cost of legal advice and representation in court.
Our legal aid service helps with action against:
- a council's decision to refuse help if you are homeless
- disrepair that causes serious risk of harm to your health or safety
- eviction court cases started by your landlord
- harassment or illegal eviction by your landlord
How to qualify
Your housing issue must be covered by legal aid.
You must also have:
- a good chance of winning the case
- a low income or receive certain benefits
- savings, investments or property under a certain limit (£8,000 in 2016)
'I'd like to thank Shelter for helping to resolve a somewhat tricky situation. I would hardly have managed it on my own.'
- Wheel chair access: Yes - full
- Adapted toilets: Yes
- Level entrance.
Access to interpreters and Language Line.
Darlington, County Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland