As of the housing act of 1985, overcrowded living has been defined as when the number of people sleeping in a space or room breaches the standard that has been specified by law.
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at what the issue of overcrowding really is, and what you can do if you feel you’re being affected by it.
Before delving into options you have if you’re faced with overcrowding, it makes sense to take a look what the laws on space actually are:
So that’s a very quick round up of what the space standards currently are in the UK – however there is more in depth information available online if you do need to find out more.
So, if you think you’re living in overcrowded circumstances, what are your options?
If you feel your home is overcrowded, you could apply for council housing:
Should you already live in council housing, then you could apply for a transfer to a larger property:
If you can afford it, private renting is an option:
Finally, if none of these options are viable, you could make a homelessness application:
If you feel you’re living in overcrowded circumstances, seek help.