Housing Advice

We provide advice and representation on a range of housing issues including:

  • Homelessness reviews of negative decisions, appealing decisions in the county court and judicial review applications in the High Court
  • Defending possession proceedings and warrants for eviction private and public sector tenants, particularly where there are complex issues of fact or law giving rise to a defence
  • Disrepair

We do not advise or act for landlords.

You must be eligible for Legal Help and provide proof of income at your first visit. Please complete the Legal Aid Eligibility Calculator to find out whether you qualify for help. If you do, please call us and we will advise whether we can help with your particular matter.

If your housing case is funded under our Legal Aid contract you will be required to show that your income and capital are within the current financial limits set by the Legal Aid Agency. This is necessary for the Legal Centre to be paid for the work done on your behalf.

You will need to provide evidence of you and your partner’s income and capital and bring this to your first appointment. Before your appointment, please check what proof of income you will be required to bring.

You will be asked to sign a Legal Help form which confirms to the Legal Aid Agency your personal details and finances, and that you are giving accurate information. If you have signed a form for free legal help for the same advice matter at another organisation or solicitors firm you must mention this to the Legal Centre staff.

If you live, work or study in Camden you do not have to be eligible for Legal Help to get advice. However, our priority is to help people on a low income, and you may be required to bring proof of income.

How To Access Advice

Call 020 7831 7079 Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm – we will assess whether we can offer you an appointment.

By drop-in – the drop-in will start again on 19 January:

If you live, work or study in Camden we offer a drop-in service at the Legal Centre on Thursdays between 10am-12pm. No appointment is necessary. People are seen on a first come first served basis. We may not be able to see everyone who comes.


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Mary Ward Legal Centre
10 Great Turnstile
London
WC1V 7JU

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VAT number: 56459 11 22

Phone: 020 7831 7079
Fax: 020 7831 4531