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Worried about losing your home?

Have you done everything possible to keep your home?

  • Prioritise your debts. Your home is your first priority, rent or mortgage payments must come first

  • Make sure you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. The local Citizens Advice Bureau provides a free 'benefit check up' service and floating support is available from

  • Explain the situation to your landlord or mortgage lender and ask them to explore all the options available to help your current situation

  • Pay what you can, rather than nothing at all

  • Always attend court hearings. If you have not sought advice before the day of the hearing, ensure you go early and seek advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau court desk at the court

  • Remember that if you are a tenant or home owner, you don't have to leave your home until you are issued with a court order