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Timing is everything

When does the main housing duty under s. 193, Housing Act 1996 to provide suitable accommodation to 'successful' homeless applicants, who currently are in a property, take effect?  Such a simple and important question; such tortured authorities, inflected by...

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More on “vulnerability”

In Guiste v Lambeth LBC (2019) EWCA Civ 1758, the Court of Appeal returned again to the meaning of Lord Neuberger's eliptical phrase in Hotak v Southwark LBC that, for the purposes of the homelessness provisions in the Housing Act 1996, vulnerability meant...

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Dishonourable discharge

SH, R (on the application of) v The London Borough of Waltham Forest (2019) EWHC 2618 (Admin) This was a judicial review of Waltham Forest's decision that it had discharged its s.193 Housing Act 1996 duty (the full homeless duty) to Ms SH by an offer of...

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