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Free legal help stops 340 home repossessions in East London

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:14 05 October 2010

AN EMERGENCY legal service has helped 341 people in Bow who were at risk of being evicted or having their homes repossessed in the last six months. They were helped by the Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes which is run by the Legal Services Commissio

AN EMERGENCY legal service has helped 341 people in East London who were at risk in the last six months of being evicted or having their homes repossessed, new figures out this week reveal.

They were helped by the Housing Possession Court Duty scheme run by the Legal Services Commission at Bow County Court which hands out free, immediate legal advice and representation to those at risk of losing their home.

Carolyn Regan, the Commission’s boss, said: “The repercussions of the economic downturn have affected many people in East Lonon. Many are struggling to make their mortgage or rent payments. That’s why this scheme is so critical.”

Anyone in need of help can call 0845-345 4 345, or go online to the Legal Advice website, or text legalaid’ and their name to 80010..


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