Brighton Specialist Housing Advice
Since April 2013, legal aid (which funds some of the work undertaken at Brighton Advice Centre), can now only help with housing problems that meet the following criteria:
- defending rent possession proceedings
- unlawful eviction
- disrepair that causes a serious risk to health
- help with homelessness (whether actual or threatened)
- court proceedings for housing related anti-social behaviour
- injunctions under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997
People accessing advice at the Brighton Advice Centre must be eligible for legal aid. If they are, they will be entitled to legal advice.
Please contact the Brighton Advice Centre reception team using the details below to find out if you are eligible.
To receive help under the legal aid scheme you must bring the following to your appointment:
- proof of your income for the past calendar month (e.g. your last payslip, a letter confirming your entitlement to benefits, bank statement covering the last month)
- if you have a partner you must bring proof of their income as well
- proof of your capital or savings for each account you have in the form of an up to date statement or passbook
In exceptional circumstances, you may not need to provide these documents if the help you need is an emergency and you cannot obtain them.
How to access the service
For an appointment call 01273 645455 or call in during reception times between:
- Monday to Friday from 9am –5:00pm.
Our drop in sessions are currently suspended, and advice is usually being given via telephone and other media, but face-to-face appointments can still be arranged where needed.
- Monday to Wednesday from 9.15am – 12.30pm