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Housing Advice for Ex-Forces Personnel

  • April 27, 2018
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

Positive steps to prevent homelessness among ex-forces personnel and their families and to improve access to housing If you’re leaving the Armed Forces, or you are a former member, you may be entitled to help from Richmondshire District Council if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness . Please contact…

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Walking on Thin Ice: The cost of financial insecurity

  • April 27, 2018
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

Walking on Thin Ice: The cost of financial insecurity [ 1.2 mb] – a new report from Citizens Advice shows that people’s finances are increasingly vulnerable to changes in income and unexpected expenses. An infographic summary [ 1.1 mb] is also available. The decade since the financial crisis has left large numbers of households financially…

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Sely office is on the move – important information

  • April 23, 2018
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

The Selby office is currently closed due to move to new premises at 38 Ousegate, Selby, YO8 4NH. The office will reopen on Monday 30th April 2018. In the meantime if you need information or advice please telephone Adviceline 03444 111 444, (TextRelay users should call 03444 111 445). You can…

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Advice Corner – I live in a privately rented two-bedroom house and the damp in the living room is aggravating my three-year-old daughter’s asthma. I’ve told my landlord but she’s not taking action. What can I do?

  • February 20, 2018
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

Resolving damp issues can be difficult – especially as the cause of the problem is not always obvious. Also, by raising any disrepair complaint to a private landlord it’s important to realise that there is a risk of retaliatory eviction. First, make sure you’re not doing anything that could be…

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Update on refurbishments at our Northallerton office

  • January 30, 2018
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

We are pleased to announce that the refurbishment is on schedule and that our Northallerton office will reopen on Monday 5th February 2018. Please telephone 01748 823862 for further information or queries.

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Advice Corner – My gym will only allow me to cancel my membership in person. This is written in the contract but I’ve since moved away from the area. What can I do?

  • November 23, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

To end your gym membership you will need to follow the terms of the contract. However, it’s also possible to challenge any terms which cause unnecessary hassle or are designed to keep you tied into the contract. For this reason, you could try to challenge the term which states you…

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