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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Housing Allocations and Homelessness: Law and Practice 4th ed isbn 9781784730307

Housing Allocations and Homelessness: Law and Practice 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781846615245
New Edition ISBN: 9781784730307
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846611551
Published: November 2012
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print

Written by two leading practitioners 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 a uniquely balanced coverage of both allocation of social housing and homelessness, providing practical guidance on the statutory framework and how the legislation works in practice.

Now recognised as a leading work on the subject, this edition has been extensively revised to take account of the significant changes in both homelessness and allocations brought about by the implementation of the Localism Act 2011, including:

  • the new power to discharge housing duties by offering private rented accommodation
  • the new two year rule for re-applying for homelessness assistance
  • the new power to exclude classes of people from allocation schemes
  • the new rules affecting tenant transfers in social housing
Supporting materials, including the legislation (in consolidated form) and the English Codes of Guidance are provided as appendices for easy reference. These, plus additional materials such as the Welsh Code of Guidance, are also included on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice is a comprehensive 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.

Local Government Law, Housing Law
Allocation of Social Housing: An Overview
Information, Applications and Decision-Making in Respect of Social Housing Allocation
Eligibility for Allocation
Allocation Schemes
Being Allocated a Property
Lettings by Social Landlords other than local housing authorities

Local Housing Authorities' Homelessness Reviews and Strategies
Homelessness Prevention
Advisory Services and Applications for Homelessness Assistance
Inquiries and Decisions
Homeless or Threatened with Homelessness
Eligibility for Assistance
Priority Need
Becoming Homeless Intentionally
Referral between Different Local Housing Authorities
Interim Accommodation -Duties and Powers
Duties and Powers to Assist the Homeless
Suitability of Accommodation
Reviewing and Appealing Homelessness Decisions
Other Help with Accommodation from Local Authorities
Contracting out of Homelessness and Allocation Functions

England: Allocation
England: Homelessness
Wales: Allocation and Homelessness;