Homelessness and Allocations

Legal Action Group
' ... an indispensable commentary on and guide to a complex and fast-moving area of the law: a must-have for academics, specialist practitioners and busy local government officers alike.' Solicitors Journal
Since publication of the first edition nearly 40 years ago, Homelessness and Allocations has established itself as the definitive guide to the rights of the homeless. It combines an unrivalled historical overview with a clear, concise and user-friendly approach to this complex area of law.

Homelessness and Allocations was first published after the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 brought new duties towards the homeless into force, since when it has recorded and analysed development of this area of the law, while the authors have contributed to, and helped to shape, its development acting between them in cases up to and including the highest courts from the earliest days of the new law to the present time.
Contents include:
The policy of the provisions
The provisions in outline
Priority need
Intentional homelessness
Local connection
Protection of property
Homelessness decisions
Discharge of duties
Other statutory provisions
Strategy, practice, aid and advice
Criminal offences

Appendices include the key English legislative provisions in consolidated form and principal guidance. Chapter 12 includes a useful set of precedents for practitioners.

Homelessness and Allocations is essential reading for housing lawyers and advisers, local authority housing and homelessness officers and housing associations seeking authoritative, accurate and accessible guidance on local authority duties and the rights of the homeless.
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Description: Andrew Arden QC
Andrew Arden QC was chair of the JUSTICE working party into the resolution of housing disputes, which proposed the HDS. He is former head of Arden...