Homelessness

Homelessness guidance:

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (Commencement and Transitional and Savings Provisions)...

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Homelessness law in Wales is governed by Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (H(W)A 2014), legislation emanating from the National Assembly for Wales which came into...

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Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (H(W)A 2014) sets out the law on homelessness for local housing authorities (LHAs) in Wales. It sets out the different duties which...

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Homelessness legislation The primary homelessness legislation, Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996), provides the statutory underpinning for action to prevent...

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This Practice Note focuses on the eligibility of applicants for ‘housing assistance’: that is, assistance under the homelessness provisions in Part VII of the Housing Act...

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Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996) sets out the law on homelessness for local housing authorities (LHAs) in England and Wales. It sets out the different duties...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the concept of ‘local connection’ as set out in section 199 of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996) in England and section 81 of the...

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Duty to provide homeless accommodation Under the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996), a local housing authority (LHA) has an 'interim housing duty' if it has reason to believe...

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Homelessness—legislation and guidance The primary legislation covering the duties imposed on a local housing authority (LHA) to assess and assist homeless persons (and...

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STOP PRESS: This practice note is being reviewed in light of the decision in Samuels v Birmingham City Council. For further information, see: Samuels v Birmingham City...

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Where a local housing authority (LHA) believes that a person is homeless or may be threatened with homelessness, it has a duty to make inquiries into their eligibility...

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This Practice Note sets out guidance upon the review and appeals procedure which applies once a local housing authority (LHA) has reached a decision under section 184 of...

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This Practice Note explores the special provisions which apply to groups who are particularly vulnerable to homelessness and refers to the Homelessness Code of Guidance...

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The prevention and relief duties and intentional homelessness The prevention and relief duties owed to applicants who are eligible for assistance and homeless, or...

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