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My family, friend or partner has asked me to leave

When family or friends live together, there can be difficulties, leaving home can seem like the easiest solution but it is not always the best choice. There are different options, depending on the circumstances you are in.

  1. My partner wants me to leave

    A relationship breakdown can be a difficult situation. If you are married, in a civil partnership or named on the title deeds or tenancy you usually have a right to stay in your home. Before leaving your home, you need to work out what to do with your shared home.

    If you are experiencing domestic abuse in your home, there is help to find safe housing.

    If you are having relationship problems at home Relate may be able to help. 

    If you are unsure of where to start, Citizens Advice can help you understand where to begin. 

  2. My family are asking me to leave

    Living with parents, siblings, children or in a multi-generational household can be difficult. As long as it is safe to remain at home, it is always best to plan your move.

    If you are under the age of 25 and having problems at home, speak to someone you trust such as a teacher, tutor, family member, friend or religious leader. Read the information from Shelter before moving out. If you are unable to resolve the issue, we may be able to provide some mediation or direct you to the appropriate support

  3. Working with the council

    You should contact us before moving out of your home or ending your tenancy, we can work with you to find a solution. Most importantly, do not delay contacting us until you have nowhere to stay.

    If you need more advice and help, contact us as soon as you know you could lose your accommodation. Do not wait until you have nowhere to stay. You can work with us to help you find a solution.  If you want to work with us, the first step is for you to provide us with some information about you and your situation.

    If you need to leave urgently or in the next few days, see the information on nowhere to stay.

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