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Welcome to Citizens Advice Havering

Citizens Advice Havering provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of subjects to people living or working in the London Borough of Havering.

We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward-whoever they are, and whatever their problem. For everyone for over eighty years.

Undertaking research and campaigning to improve policies and practices that affect people’s lives is one of the twin aims of Citizens Advice and has always been a high priority for our service.

MONTHLY ADVICE COLUMN – SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Here’s some advice if you’ve never rented from a private landlord before

 

Question

I’m going back to university and moving into a shared house with friends for the first time. Although I’m excited, I’m also a bit nervous as I’ve never rented from a private landlord before. The house looked fine when we viewed it, but that was months ago now and I’ve heard horror stories about dodgy landlords for student houses. What should I look out for when I move in?

 

Advice

Renting a house with friends is usually an exciting time. Most landlords are reasonable people who look after their properties and tenants well, but it’s always a good idea to know...

Citizens Advice Havering is supporting The England Illegal Money Lending Team’s Stop Loan Sharks Valentines Campaign.

The following article by journalist Adriana Elgueta appeared on page 11 of the 18 December 2020 edition of the Romford Recorder

STOP LOAN SHARKS

Citizens Advice Havering volunteer, Jan Clampett, has won a national short story competition organised by the England Illegal Money Lending Team*.   Released as part of the Stop Loan Sharks* Christmas campaign, Jan’s entry warns of the dangers of getting involved with a loan shark.  Her story is as follows:-

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