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Court Representation

County Court representation is available for Homeowners and tenants for possession hearings at the Torquay and Newton Abbot County Court, Nicholson Road, Torquay.
The advice is free, independent and confidential.   To see if this service is available on the day of your hearing please contact The Housing Options Service or the courts direct on 01803 616791.
The aim of the service is to try to prevent homelessness via negotiation with your landlord or mortgage company prior to any hearing and if this is not successful by attending your court hearing and speaking on your behalf to try to obtain the best outcome possible.
The representation is very time restricted as very often the courts are extremely busy and it is therefore important you try to obtain advice prior to the hearing and if you need court representation you need to attend at least 30 minutes before your court hearing. It may be useful to take to the courts the following information:-
Please do seek advice immediately if you are threatened with court action. You can contact the Housing Options Team at Torbay Council via the link below.
You could also seek advice from Shelter – 0344 515 2399
If you are on a low income and eligible for legal advice you may be able to get some written representation from either of the following organizations.

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