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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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This podcast provides an introduction to the duties owed by local housing authorities under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the duties owed by local housing authorities to the homeless as a result of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002;
  • Understand that the Local Housing Authorities have a duty to have regard to the Code of Guidance when applying Part VII;
  • Know when a Local Housing Authority should make enquiries and what these enquiries consist of;
  • Know when it is appropriate for a Local Housing Authority to provide interim accommodation for an applicant;
  • Understand when a person is considered homeless;
  • Understand the rules pertaining to eligibility;
  • Know the different definitions of the principle of Priority Need;
  • Understand when homelessness is to be regarded as intentional;
  • Know when a Local Housing Authority ceases to have a full duty towards an applicant;
  • Understand what is meant by the phrase local connection and what it entails;
  • Know what remedies an applicant has against an adverse decision under Section 184.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Housing Act 1996;
  • Homelessness Act 2002;
  • Homeless (Priority Need for Accommodation)(England) Order 2002;
  • Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999;
  • Housing Act 2008;
  • R v Camden LBC Ex Parte Pereira (1998) 31 HLR 317.

In this CPDcast, Robert Duddridge of Enterprise Chambers discusses the duties owed by local housing authorities under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002. It provides definitions of key terms found in the act and also what duties the Local Housing Authorities have towards the homeless and when they are triggered. The podcast also discusses the remedies available to an applicant who receives an adverse decision under section 184.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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