Green Light Laws

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

Green Light Laws

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.