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Homelessness and Allocations: A Guide to the Housing Act 1996 Parts VI and VII Paperback – 5 Sep 2003

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  • Paperback: 702 pages
  • Publisher: Legal Action Group; 6th Revised edition edition (5 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903307236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903307236
  • Package Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.8 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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"...the definitive guide to protecting the rights of homeless people." -- ODPM - Housing Signpost Issue 15

"This is an essential book for all housing advisers." -- Adviser 97, May and June 2003

About the Author

Andrew Arden QC is a full-time practitioner and head of Arden Chambers, London. He is a pioneer of housing (and homelessness) law, and has acted in many of the leading cases in addition to his writing. He is the general editor of the Housing Encyclopaedia, the Housing Law Reports and the Journal of Housing Law, as well as co-author of Arden and Partington's Housing Law, the Manual of Housing Law, Local Government Finance Law and Local Government Constitutional and Administrative Law (all Sweet & Maxwell). Emily Orme is a barrister at Arden Chambers who undertakes both court and advisory work in the areas of housing, business tenancies, administrative and local government law. She has contributed articles to a number of publications including New Law Journal and Journal of Housing Law. Toby Vanhegan is a barrister at Arden Chambers who covers all areas of housing law, with special expertise in immigration and asylum law and the eligibility of immigrants and asylum-seekers for housing and other forms of social assistance. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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OR THOSE WHO FEAR IT, READ THIS NOW

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

If you are called upon from time to time in a professional capacity to advise the homeless and their families, then make sure you acquire "Homelessness and Allocations" for your professional library. In this fast moving area of law, this book, now in its eighth edition, has established itself as the definitive guide to the rights of the homeless.

One of the latest of the estimable Legal Action Group's `adviser' publications, "Homelessness and Allocations" robustly continues the LAG's ongoing mission to compile, write and publish meticulously researched works of reference, mainly for professional advisers -- legal practitioners, local government and housing officers, academics and the like -- or those of us, quite frankly, who are desperate. And there are few other conditions in life which occasion as much desperation as homelessness.

Clear, succinct and accurate, "Homelessness and Allocations" sets the law in its context. There is much new material in this new edition, from the 2009 Code of Guidance on Housing... to new guidance on intentional homelessness and mortgage arrears... to additional means of providing housing. In the appendices you'll find the latest consolidated legislation and guidance. There's also, interestingly, a note on late developments, which precedes the copious tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and European legislation. The book's publication date is February 2010.

`Homelessness is inherently a complex problem,' comments the author, Andrew Arden QC, and `deserves the maximum effort - as the volume of cases makes clear, practitioners are more than willing to give it.
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This is an essential tool if you're involved with Housing Advice or want to know the law around Part VII of the 1996 Housing Act as amended by the 2002 Homelessness Act. I've been using this guide for years in its various editions.
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