10:00 – 16:00

Monday to Friday

36 Wellington Street

London SE18 6PE

020 8854 8848

On the day advice / get help at court

We can help ALL tenants or mortgage holders who are facing eviction or repossession regardless of their income.

On the day in person and telephone advice is provided by our Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS).

Our specialist advisers are at court on the days where repossession cases are being heard. These advisors can provide, free legal advice about the issue and provide representation at the hearing (if appropriate). They can also refer the matter onwards for further advice.

This service is funded by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and is available at:

  • Bromley County Court
  • Woolwich Crown Court (for Possession Hearings only)

We can also provide advice and representation for Review Hearings. This is provided via the telephone. If you need advice for a Review Hearing please call 020 8854 8848 before 2pm on the day of your Review Hearing.

Can you help me on the day of my court case?

Yes, we can provide last-minute help at court to people facing eviction or repossession. If you have not managed to get help before the hearing, on the day advice and representation is provided by our Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS).

How to find an advisor on the day?

We do not make appointments in advance; appointments are made on the day at court.

The advisers can be very busy on the day, if you wish to use this service you will need to arrive at least an hour before the time of your hearing.

Ask the court staff for the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme, they will then direct you to the person providing the advice that day.

Will the advisor always be able to help me?

Whilst we will do our best to try and provide you with advice on the day, there is a limit to what can sometimes be achieved on the day. We recommend you try and seek legal advice as soon as you are notified of the hearing. This will give you more time to get any evidence together that the court may want to see and improve your chances of keeping your home.  Failure to seek legal advice well in advance could mean the difference between a favourable and unfavourable outcome at your hearing.

As soon as you know the date of your hearing, seek Legal advice. Please use our Get Help Now Option or call us on 020 8854 8848