The university-run Hertfordshire Law Clinic is offering free advice to tenants on housing issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
The clinic, which already gives free legal advice in areas such as family and employment law, said that while the government has introduced emergency measures intended to protect tenants from eviction at a time when people should be staying at home, there is confusion about their rights.
The University of Hertfordshire has teamed up with housing solicitors, including Cheryl Gaunt from Just for Kids Law and Ruth Camp from Shelter to advise people on areas such as difficulty paying rent or students in rented accommodation who have returned home.
Appointments will be conducted via video-conferencing.
Ms Gaunt said “this service will offer essential advice and support”.
It was hoped the housing clinic could become a permanent service.