Taking legal action for housing discrimination

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You should try to resolve your problem informally before you take legal action - it might be the best way to get a solution. The court will expect you to have tried to solve your problem out of court before you take legal action. Follow our advice on complaining about housing discrimination.

If you think it’s very likely you’ll want to take legal action, you have a strong case and you’re close to the deadline for starting legal action you can start a claim and complain at the same time. You might say in your complaint, “I have started legal action but I am also providing you with the opportunity to put the situation right out of court.”

Work out your main arguments

You should:

Next steps

If you want to take legal action you’ll need to work through Steps 1-10. The first step is to check the time limits for taking action about discrimination.

Go to step 1