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Course An Overview of Homelessness Law


This half day course provides an overview of homelessness law both to solicitors representing homelessness applicants and those representing local authorities. The course will look at duties owed, challenging decisions and defending those challenges and recent case law updates. The course is aimed at junior solicitors or solicitors who have limited experience of homelessness law. A basic understanding of housing law and civil litigation terms would be advantageous.

1. Who is owed a duty?

(a) Homeless or threatened with homelessness
(b) Eligibility
(c) Priority Need
(d) Intentionally homeless
(e) Local Connection

2. What duties are owed?

(a) Duty to make enquiries
(b) Accommodation pending enquiries
(c) Full duty
(d) Discharge into Private Rented Sector
(e) Advice and assistance
(f) Discretion to provide accommodation
(g) Protection of Property

3. Referrals to other authorities

(a) When can a referral be made?
(b) Conditions for a referral

4. Suitability of accommodation

(a) Factors to consider
((b) Challenging decisions on suitability

5. Reviews and appeals

(a) Reviews
(b) Accommodation pending review
(c) Appeals to the County Court

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