Housing Allocation and Homelessness

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5th Edition July 2018

Written by leading specialists in the field, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the legal obligations of local authorities and social housing providers in relation to the provision of permanent and temporary housing accommodation, and the rights of those seeking such accommodation.

Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice provides thorough and up-to-date coverage of both the allocation of social housing and homelessness, providing detailed guidance on the statutory framework and how the legislation works in practice.

Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice is a comprehensive and essential resource for all housing options advisers, homelessness officers, housing staff working for local authorities and social housing providers on allocations and lettings, housing lawyers, and all those advising on homelessness and housing allocation.

The fifth edition has been substantially revised and includes:
• a comprehensive account of the wide-ranging changes to homelessness law in England introduced by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017;
• references to the newly updated Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities;
• discussion and analysis of all the latest case-law from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on vulnerability, eligibility, intentional homelessness, the allocation of social housing and more; and
• a review of the latest county court and ombudsman decisions and policy developments.