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Housing advice services across Greater Manchester

Housing advice services across Greater Manchester

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For both Tenants and Landlords

The Government’s guidance for renting, incorporating new legislation and advice about Covid-19

The Government's guidance for their Housing Possession Mediation Service

For Tenants

To find out if you are entitled to legal aid: Civil Legal Advice ( and Find a local solicitor (The Law Society)

Up to date advice from Shelter for tenants during the pandemic

GM Law Centre have developed this guide to support residents and support organisations to assist people through the current health emergency: Greater Manchester Law Centre's COVID-19 Survival Guide

Your local Citizens Advice can provide general free, confidential and independent advice and information

For free, expert, debt advice: StepChange Debt Charity

Apply for Universal Credit (

Apply for a budget advance ( during the five week wait for the first payment of Universal Credit

Help from Citizens Advice in making a claim for Universal Credit

Potential grants for the self-employed people whose business has been affected by coronavirus

Entitled to – who offer online benefit calculators, including specific advice on help available from benefits if you are affected by coronavirus

Tenants Union UK and Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now – who work on behalf of tenants and others to improve the quality of life for tenants

Free specialist housing advice in Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale and Wigan (The Bond Board) - One to one specialist housing advice helping to prevent eviction or to find alternative accommodation.

Greater Manchester Tenants Union - Member-led organisation of low and middle income renters that want to transform the housing system so that everyone has access to an affordable, secure and decent home.

ACORN - Mass membership organisation fighting for a fairer deal for communities. 

For Landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association offers a wealth of advice and guidance to support landlords

Our Partners are also able to offer free online training (FutureLearn) – to help you support tenants with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. This takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for you to complete at your own pace.

If you are a home owner similar concerns may apply to you. Use the links provided to access advice, guidance and support that is relevant to you.

Support in your local area

Follow the links below to reach the housing services in your local area. The links below open in a new window.

Bolton Council housing options

Bury Council housing advice

Manchester City Council housing help and advice

Oldham Council housing advice and support

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing - Homelessness Advice

Salford Council - Housing Advice and Support

Stockport Homes - Homelessness Advice

Tameside Council - Housing Advice

Trafford Council - Homelessness Advice

Wigan Council - Housing Advice