Housing Allocation and Homelessness

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6th Edition January 2022

The text states the law as at 1 December 2021

Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice is the comprehensive and authoritative guide to the legal obligations of local housing authorities when allocating social housing and assisting those who are homeless. Written by leading practitioners in the field, it provides detailed guidance on the statutory framework, case law and government policy in both England and Wales.

This sixth edition provides a detailed update on the legislative and policy developments since the last edition, including the ground-breaking initiative under which the English and Welsh governments made emergency provision to accommodate all homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic, known in England as 'Everyone In' also includes:

• Amendments to Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 made by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021
• Revisions to the Codes of Guidance
• Consideration of the latest case law on homelessness duties
• Consideration of the latest case law on allocation of social housing
• A review of unreported first-instance decisions and Ombudsman complaints
• Updated sections on discrimination in the allocation of social housing


Connor Johnston  Author
Liz Davies  Author
Garden Court Chambers   Author
Tessa Buchanan  Author
HHJ Luba QC  Author