Greater Manchester Law Centre provides free legal advice and representation for homeless people and people who are at risk of losing their home living in Greater Manchester.

We have contracts to provide advice under Legal Aid for both housing and public law cases (public law cases if you are bringing a legal challenge against a government or public authority).

We have a full-time housing solicitor, Kathy Cosgrove, who supervises the housing department. Our housing casework volunteers also assist in providing housing advice.

No Evictions demonstration

To see if we can help you with your problem, please contact:

Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC)

669 Stockport Road
M12 4QE

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
New or general enquiries: Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm
Fridays for appointments only

Contact information

Phone 0161 769 2244

On our Contact page, you will find a map with location of our premises and travel information.

If we cannot help you, we will always try to give you further information and refer you to an organisation who can.


Helpful resources for individuals and organisations that help homeless people, private renters and social housing tenants

To find out more about the information and helpful resources we provide, please click on the relevant icon.

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Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) is committed to campaigning for better rights for homeless people and tenants. We believe that housing should be for people not for profit, and that everyone has a right to a suitable and safe home.

In our ‘Campaigns’ and ‘News & Events’ sections (see the menu above), you will find a list of the many campaign issues we are working and writing on.

If you want to join us, offer your help or support us in our work please click on this link.

GMLC exists to fight together for free access to justice and are always keen to work with other organisations that can help us on this mission. If you think that GMLC can work with your organisation or you would like us to offer legal training to your organisation please get in touch:

Day of Action with Acorn

Other Places to Find Housing Advice

BPP Legal Advice Clinic

The clinic offers advice on various housing issues including neighbour disputes, tenancy issues, service charges, rent deposits and disrepair.

Tel: 0161 235 7180



Address: BPP Legal Advice Clinic Manchester, St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ

Find a Solicitor

If you need help to find a solicitor who may be able to help you with your problem the Law Society’s Find a Solicitor search tool can provide you with details for local solicitors.

Tel: 020 7320 5650 (Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:30 charged at local call rates)


Street Support Network



Connecting people and organisations locally, to end homelessnes

Recent GMLC News on Housing & Homelessness

I Thought They Said ‘No Covid Evictions’?

This is a guest article written by Housing Law Practitioner and GMLC Member Nick Donlon. The government announced on 8 January an extension of the stay on enforcement of evictions…

“To stay home, you have to have a home” – extend the evictions ban!

On 11th January 2021, the government’s “winter truce” on residential evictions is due to end, leaving more tenants vulnerable to eviction this winter in the middle of the COVID second…

Maxine Peake on the importance of Everybody Out

Watch Maxine Peake’s video on the importance of resisting and campaigning against evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plans to “reopen, restart and renew the housing market” – What you need to know

Today the Housing Minister, Robert Jenrick, has announced his plans to “reopen, restart and renew the housing market” allowing property viewing for the first time since lock down. As a…

We Love Manchester charity funds COVID-19 housing advice project

Greater Manchester Law Centre has received a grant from the We Love Manchester Charity to support its work in supporting Manchester tenants affected by the COVID19 crisis. The funds are…

Greater Manchester Housing Justice Campaign – Housing Justice for All!    

No-one should lose their home as a result of COVID-19 #CV19HousingJustice   With over 1.5m people nationally and over 100,000 in Greater Manchester alone claiming Universal Credit as a result of the…

COVID-19, Housing & Homelessness: Get Your Voice Heard

The Government Select Committee responsible for housing and local government is calling for individuals and organisations to share their experience about: How effective the government has been is supporting councils,…

COVID-19: Is your Section 21 Notice valid?

We know there’s a lot of uncertainty and confusion right now and we want to keep things as simple and straightforward as possible. So if you’re a private tenant and…