LAG housing law publications

Homelessness and Allocations

Author: Andrew Arden QC, Emily Orme and Toby Vanhegan

Housing practitioners and advisers seeking authoritative, accurate and accessible guidance on local authority duties need look no further than Homelessness and Allocations.

Full Price: £55

Edition: Ninth

Publication: November 2012


‘ … an indispensable commentary on and guide to a complex and fast-moving area of the law: a must-have for academics, specialist practitioners and busy local government officers alike’. Solicitors Journal

‘This is the book on the law relating to homelessness.’ Law Society Gazette

‘ … if you advise on homelessness, you will need this book. Buy it now’. Legal Aid News

The ninth edition is updated to include:

  • a complete revision of the law on allocations to reflect the Localism Act 2011 and guidance
  • coverage of the Localism Act 2011 homelessness changes and new guidance
  • extended coverage of other statutory accommodation options
  • a fully revised chapter on eligibility updated to include Zambrano, Dereci, Dias and the amendments to the regulations
  • changes to the regulatory framework for social housing and complaints
  • new template for judicial review pre-action protocol letter
  • extensively revised for continuing case-law developments

Homelessness and Allocations is an essential resource for all housing practitioners, advisers, local authorities and housing officers.

Includes free CD-Rom with complete contents of the book plus additional extracts from legislation and guidance.


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.

ISBN / ISSN : Pb 978 1 908407 08 5



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