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Housing & Property
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In this podcast Sara Stephens, a solicitor from Anthony Gold discusses the impact of the Localism Act 2011 on homelessness and allocation of social housing. Sara sets out the current position regarding the duties owed by local authorities towards the homeless and the way in which social accommodation is allocated, how the Localism Act 2011 will change these areas and how the changes will work in practice.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the reasoning behind the changes introduced by the Localism Act 2011;
  • Know the current position regarding the duties owed by local authorities towards the homeless;
  • Know what the position will be once the relevant sections of the Act come into force and how exactly this will differ from the current position;
  • Appreciate the impact the caps on housing benefits will have on this area;
  • Have considered the potential difficulties arising from the changes to homelessness law;
  • Understand what the changes are likely to mean in practice for homeless applicants;
  • Be familiar with the current housing allocation system and understand how the Act changes this position;
  • Know how local authorities will have to respond to the changes to the allocation process;
  • Appreciate what the new landscape for social housing will mean for both local authorities and individuals.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Housing Act 1996;
  • Localism Act 2011.

In this podcast Sara Stephens, a solicitor from Anthony Gold discusses the impact of the Localism Act 2011 on homelessness and allocation of social housing.

Date recorded: 8th May 2012

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