Great Expectations – preparing for the challenge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 gained Royal Assent on 27 April, in the final days before Parliament was dissolved. The Act places new responsibilities on local authorities to provide advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, regardless of priority need, at an earlier stage. This briefing, writted by HQN Associate Wendy Murphy, examines the potential impact of the legislation. While the main new duties are for local authorities, there are also implications for registered providers using flexible tenancies, as it gives useful insight into what might be expected of registered providers to prevent homelessness when deciding not to renew a tenancy.

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Great Expectations – preparing for the challenge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 gained Royal Assent on 27 April, in the final days before Parliament was dissolved. The Act places new responsibilities on local authorities to provide advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, regardless of priority need, at an earlier stage.

This briefing, writted by HQN Associate Wendy Murphy, examines the potential impact of the legislation. While the main new duties are for local authorities, there are also implications for registered providers using flexible tenancies, as it gives useful insight into what might be expected of registered providers to prevent homelessness when deciding not to renew a tenancy.

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