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Housing mediation and legal advice

 

If you believe a crime has been committed you should report this to the Police by dialling 101.

The national charity Shelter's website has advice about tackling neighbourhood disputes through mediation.

 

The Council has specialist workers who work with young people and families to prevent homelessness. Mediation is one way of trying to resolve family disputes.

For more information visit the Young Persons Housing Solutions webpage, or submit an Enquiry Form to arrange an appointment tor speak to a Housing Options officer.

 

The Council has specialist workers who work with young people and families to prevent homelessness. Mediation is one way of trying to resolve family disputes.

For more information visit the Young Persons Housing Solutions webpage, or submit an Enquiry Form to arrange an appointment tor speak to a Housing Options officer.

 

You may seek advice from a family solicitor and some issues are dealt with through the Court system but mediation is another method of resolving disputes and sorting out practical issues.

If you are separating or divorcing, family mediation helps you sort out disputes - without involving big legal fees or going through a long drawn-out court battle. Professional family mediators help you work out what happens after you split up. They won't try to get you and your ex-partner back together. They can also help when you've been separated a while and need to sort something out. A mediator will listen to you and your ex-partner express your concerns and views to each other and will help you both to reach an agreement.

Mediation works by helping people find practical solutions that feel fair. Some people who can't afford mediation can get it for free through the 'Legal Aid' scheme.

To see if you qualify for Legal Aid, use the online Legal Aid Checker at GOV.UK or call the Civil Legal Advice service on 0345 3454345.

For more information on family mediation and contact details for local qualified family mediators, visit the Family Mediation Council

For more general guidance about ending a relationship visit Sorting Out Separation, Advice Now or Citizens Advice.

 

The Housing Options Team provides free legal advice to Ryedale residents and landlords about housing and homelessness. We can advise you about you legal rights and responsibilities as a tenant or landlord. submit an Enquiry Form to arrange an appointment tor speak to a Housing Options officer.

Appointments are usually available each weekday at Ryedale House in Malton, if you have special needs and are unable to visit the office please speak to the duty officer to make other arrangements.

 

Citizens Advice Bureau have housing advice on their national website.

Shelter is a national charity which offers advice on their comprehensive website or by phoning 0808 8004444.

 

Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to advise you, they have drop in sessions at Stanley Harrison House in Malton and in Pickering and Kirkbymoorside. 

Stonham Homestay provide a Homelessness Prevention Service in Ryedale and Scarborough, they have drop in sessions in Malton and can be contacted by phoning 01653 694703 or 01723 366566.

Legal advice and representation may be available from the following providers:

 

 

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