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What To Do If You Get Evicted

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When you are evicted from your home, your life can be turned upside down. Find out about some of the things that you should do if this happens to you here. 

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What To Do If You Get Evicted

No one wants to get evicted as it can often lead to homelessness or general uncertainty about the future. Of course, many people are evicted every day for a number of different reasons. Some tenants refuse to pay their rent while others have not followed their agreement with the landlord.

Here, we are going to give you some tips that you can use if you have been evicted or are going to be in the near future. Keep reading if you would like to find out more about this.

Talk To Charities

In 2019, there are many charities that have been set up to help those who have been evicted. Not only will charities like Shelter help those who have been evicted and are now homeless but they will also help with those who have been evicted unfairly. It is really important that you get in contact with these charities as soon as you can to see what they can do for you.

You might find that some of the UK charities can help you to find temporary accommodation until you are able to get a new home or find someone to stay with. This is an important step and you will find that these charities have helped a lot of people.

Get Your Belongings

Were your possessions left behind when you were evicted? You might have a right to these possessions and so it is important that you get in touch with a solicitor who can help you. Adverse possession claims can be very useful in getting back the items that have been left behind. This, of course, depends on the situation but is often worth a try, so make sure to get in touch with a solicitor who can help you with making this claim. You should be able to find one locally who specialises in adverse possession claims.

Ask For Extra Money

Our final tip for those who have been evicted from their home is to get in contact with the local council who might be able to provide you with some extra cash. This way, you can find yourself somewhere to stay in the meantime and get your life back on track. You might be eligible for housing benefit, universal credit or even a loan that will help you to pay for a deposit for a home. These benefits are for those in similar situations to yourself so it is worth finding out what you are eligible for.

Conclusion

Being evicted from your home can be incredibly scary and disappointing. If you have been put in this situation then you need to make sure that you take action as soon as possible. If you have left some possessions behind then you need to recover them before they are removed from the property and passed onto a third party. Make sure to get in contact with the relevant people who can help you to get through this extremely tough period of your life.

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