help with housing cases

We provide free assistance for anyone with housing issues, whether you are a landlord or a tenant.

If you or someone you know is facing housing issues and needs legal assistance, we may be able to help.

We can help with:

  • Identifying your rights as a tenant or a landlord
  • Understanding your legal position based on your circumstances¬†
  • Understanding whether you qualify for Legal Aid
  • Preparing documents and materials for a hearing
  • Negotiating on your behalf

Even if you have already received a notice from your landlord or tenant, we may still be able to support you.

situations we can help with

If you do not qualify for Legal Aid or assistance through the Citizens Advice Bureau, we can help both tenants and landlord where:

our services

Initial review

No matter how complex your case we will provide a detailed review and a document which sets out the legal and factual issues that need to be dealt with. We will also give you basic advice on the legal process that applies to your case.

We charge a flat rate of £60 per hour.

Case preparation

We provide comprehensive pre-action case preparation that includes dealing with the other party on your behalf, negotiation, compiling evidence and bundles and writing any letters that are necessary.

We charge a flat rate of £60 per hour.

Representation / Mediation

We currently unable to provide representation in court, however we may recommend County Court advocacy services if you are unable to represent yourself.

For online mediation we charge a flat rate of £180 per party for a one-day / 6 hour mediation.


How we work

We are a not-for-profit organisation and work with a dedicated team of lawyers and law students who give their time freely in exchange for gaining valuable experience of housing cases. Our fees fund our overheads and expenses and our work is covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Working with Sequentus means

  • You get the benefit of a dedicated team of lawyers and aspiring lawyers working on your case
  • Our team also includes people who have experienced housing issues themselves
  • Our fees are more accessible than instructing a traditional law firm
  • We will always be clear about how we can help you and whether we think you need additional support
  • We are completely flexible – you can use our services but then decide to represent yourself at a hearing or to instruct a barrister
  • We work with students from leading universities around the UK
  • We work remotely, so we can assist no matter where you are in the country


If you qualify for Legal Aid we may be able to refer you to a Legal Aid provider who can take on your case.

next step


Email a basic outline of your case to Mel Nichols, Case Manager – mel@sequentus.org

We will respond to you within two working days.