If you're being evicted – private tenant
Last updated: 7 April 2020

Getting help

If you're given an eviction notice, you should try to get help right away to make sure you do not become homeless.

There a number of different places you can go to get help.

Your local council

Local councils have a legal duty to give advice and information about homelessness, and how to prevent it.

Shelter Scotland

Call the free housing advice helpline on 0808 800 4444 to talk to an adviser who can:

  • explain your rights
  • tell you your options
  • tell you what help's available in your area

You can also visit the Shelter Scotland website for more advice and information.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Visit your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau to get free, confidential and independent advice on homelessness, housing and benefits.

Visit the Citizens Advice Scotland website to get more information and find your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you are having difficulty paying your rent because of coronavirus, there is information on sources of financial help here.