Form: Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes (HPCDS)

Legal Aid Agency

March 3
12:26 2021


Housing schemes - emergency advice

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) funds HPCDS throughout England and Wales to provide on-the-day emergency advice and advocacy to anyone facing possession proceedings.

The schemes allow anyone in danger of eviction or having property repossessed to get free legal advice and representation on the day of their hearing, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Provider guidance from 20th September 2020

Revised HPCDS provider guidance came into effect on 20th September 2020 along with a revised client monitoring form and Contract Report Form (v1.6). These can be found above. Changes have been introduced to reflect the new arrangements for possession proceedings as of the 20th September 2020.

Please note the privacy notice for HPCDS (also available above) has not been amended and should continue to be used in accordance with clause 16.13(c) of the standard terms.

Providers are no longer required to undertake proxy means assessments for HPCDS clients and these forms have therefore been removed from this page.

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 3 March 2021 +show all updates
  1. Update to the HPCDS current provider list

  2. Update to list of Current HPCDS Providers

  3. HPCDS contract report form updated.

  4. HPCDS provider guidance updated.

  5. Privacy notice updated.

  6. Privacy notice HPCDS legal aid applications document updated for EU Exit.

  7. HPCDS Contract Report Form v1.6 updated.

  8. HPCDS Contract Report Form updated.

  9. Update to HPCDS Provider List

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