Green Light Laws

Our Green Lights Laws service is for people whose problems fall outside the ones that can be covered by legal aid.

For example, tenants who are having a problem getting their tenancy deposit back at the end of the tenancy, or who want to claim compensation because the landlord hasn’t protected the deposit in a Government approved scheme, as the law requires.

The service can also help people to apply to the tribunal service for a Rent Repayment Order.

You may be able to claim for the repayment of up to 12 months’ rent can be made.,

If the landlord has harassed or illegally evicted you; or he has not complied with local authority orders, such as an order to do repairs; or if you are living in a home that should have a property licence but the landlord has not obtained a licence.

We are keen to help tenants to test new or under-used areas of law which could make a big difference, especially if the courts reach a decision that other courts should follow.

This includes the new law that homes should be fit for human habitation when tenants first move in.