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Housing Rights Information for Housing Advisers

This page is for housing advisers. If you are a new arrival please click here for information more relevant to you.

This website will help you discover the housing and housing benefit rights of new migrants - whether they are European nationals, refugees, people with indefinite or limited leave to remain, or new arrivals from any country.

Across the top of this page there are tabs which take you to the pages we have written on advising different categories of new arrivals. These are listed in more detail below. To see the information aimed at new arrivals themselves, providing guidance to their housing and housing benefit options, go to the opening 'new arrivals' page and use the tabs and other links from that page.

The tabs above direct you to pages on:

Here are more links to a set of background pages for advisers. They cover:

Can't find what you need? Do tell us! Contact:

We update the site regularly, so may be able to incorporate your suggestions.

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The Housing Rights website is written and managed by CIH with support from Metropolitan Thames Valley

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Support is also received from Innisfree

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