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Worried about losing your home?

Worried about losing your home?

We provide a full housing advice service to everyone who lives in North Kesteven, regardless of tenure.  Customers who are worried about losing their home will have an opportunity to discuss their circumstances with a case worker who will provide information, advice and practical assistance regarding housing rights, responsibilities and options available to them.

We aim to prevent homelessness through our housing advice service and various prevention tools/initiatives.

Assistance to remain in current accommodation

       
  • Landlord Liaison/Negotiation
  • Family & Friends Reconciliation
  • Mortgage Assistance – including mortgage rescue & liaison with lender

  • Sanctuary Scheme –work to improve security to your home

  • Prevention Payments – one off payments eg: agency application fees

  • Discretionary Payments – when there is a shortfall of housing benefit

  • Debt Management – inc income maximisation & liaison with lenders

  • Floating Support Service – practical assistance to enable them to remain in their home

Assistance to find alternative accommodation

  • Family Liaison

  • Landlord Liaison

  • Rent Advice & Deposit Guarantee

  • Referrals to other Housing Providers eg: Foyers

  • Prevention Payments

  • Low Cost Homeownership

If you are worried about losing your home please contact us as soon as possible, ask to speak to a Housing Needs Officer who will arrange a Housing Options Interview.

  • EvictionsIf you are threatened with eviction your situation is extremely serious and may result in you losing your home.
  • Squatters and unauthorised occupantsThe law in squatting is complex, and we cannot just 'throw a person out' who is squatting. Find out more here.