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Repossessions, emergency housing and evictions

Information on what support is available to help you stay in your home. Includes your rights if you're facing homelessness or are homeless.

  1. Emergency housing if you're homeless

    Find out your options if you’re homeless and don’t have anywhere to stay tonight.

  2. Help for home owners with mortgage difficulties

    If you cannot afford to pay your mortgage, find information to help you stay in your home.

  3. Home Owners' Support Fund

    If you're at risk of having your home repossessed, the Home Owners' Support Fund may be able to help you.

  4. If you're being evicted – council or housing association tenant

    Information on the eviction process and what to do if your council or social landlord wants to evict you.

  5. If you're being evicted – private tenant

    Information on the eviction process and what to do if your private landlord wants to evict you.

  6. If you're facing homelessness

    Find out where to get homelessness help and advice.

  7. Repossession

    You may be able to postpone or stop your home from being repossessed.

  8. Sheriff officer powers when they visit your home or business

    Your rights when sheriff officers visit your home or business – includes proof of identity, forcing entry and complaints.

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