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Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice 4th edition (with CD-ROM)

Written by leading specialists in the field, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the legal obligations of local housing authorities and social housing providers in relation to the provision of permanent and temporary housing accommodation, and the rights of those seeking such accommodation.
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781784730307

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Why you should buy Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law & Practice

Written by leading specialists in the field, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the legal obligations of local housing 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 (Jordan Publishing) provides a uniquely balanced coverage of both the allocation of social housing and homelessness, providing practical guidance on the statutory framework and how the legislation works.

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

The fourth edition has been substantially revised and includes:

* a comprehensive account of the new law in Wales: Housing (Wales) Act 2014, Part 2. All housing advisers, homelessness officers and lawyers dealing with applications for homelessness assistance to local housing authorities in Wales need to be familiar with the new law
* a review of recent Supreme Court decisions on priority need, intentional homelessness and out-of-borough placements. The Court's decisions are thoroughly explained and analysed
* a full discussion of the impact of the Localism Act 2011 changes for local housing authorities in England in respect of allocation of social housing and homelessness

Supporting materials, including legislation (in consolidated form) and 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.

Table of contents

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

Homelessness
•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

Appendices
•England: Allocation
•England: Homelessness
•Wales: Allocation and Homelessness