You don’t have to be rough sleeping to be homeless. There are a number of different situations that could mean you are considered homeless or threatened with homelessness.
It may be because you:
- have come to the end of your contract and your landlord has asked you to leave
- have fallen into rent arrears and your landlord has given you an eviction notice
- are staying with friends or 'sofa surfing' and they have asked you to leave
- are at risk of violence or abuse where you are living.
- are street homeless or rough sleeping
- can't afford to stay where you are
- have been locked out of your properly or you have been illegally evicted
- live somewhere that is in a very poor condition
- are experiencing problems in a relationship with your partner or close family and you cannot continue to live there
- have nowhere to put your houseboat or caravan.