The council might accept you’re legally homeless if it is legally overcrowded or there’s a significant risk to the health of you or your family because the accommodation is in such a bad condition.
Useful evidence could include:
- an environmental health report following a health and safety assessment of your home
- a letter from your GP or other health professional confirming how conditions in your home affect your health.
When looking at the condition of your accommodation, the council should take into account your needs, for example if you have children or if you or a member of your family is disabled.
The council is less likely to decide you’re legally homeless if your area has a lot of housing in poor conditions. The council compares your housing conditions to general housing conditions in the area.