Worried about being homeless?

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1. What is homelessness?

The legal definition of homelessness is:

  • you have nowhere to live in the UK or elsewhere
  • you are afraid to go home because someone living there has been or may be violent to you or your family
  • you have somewhere to stay but it is not reasonable for you to do so
  • you have been issued with a notice to quit, possession order or eviction warrant
  • you have been living with friends or relatives and have been asked to leave