Homelessness Law Overview- Part 2: Podcast

Homelessness Law Overview- Part 2: Podcast

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Price: £40.00

Bulk purchase discounts are available for podcast access for large numbers of staff: £200 for 10-20 staff; £250 for 20+ staff. Please call 0344 515 1155 to request this.



In this 40 minute audio podcast, expert housing law trainer and solicitor Mark Robinson explains the ways in which a Local Authority can fulfil or discharge a housing duty which it owes to a homeless person under Part 7 1996 Housing Act, as well as looking at the law governing the suitability of housing, and focussing on options for challenging homelessness decisions.


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What are the ways in which a Local Authority can fulfil or discharge a housing duty which it owes to a homeless person? This podcast explores this and looks at the law governing the suitability of housing, and also focusses on options for challenging homelessness decisions.

The law discussed in this podcast is the law which applies in England.

Podcast content

  • Interim duty to provide housing pending investigation of homelessness application
  • Advice and assistance duties
  • Full housing duty owed under s193 1996 Housing Act including principal methods of discharge of duty
  • Suitability of accommodation
  • Reviews of homelessness decisions under s202 1996 Housing Act and appeals on a point of law under s204
  • Role of Judicial Review and the Ombudsman.

Suitable for

Anyone who is likely to come into contact with, or needs to give housing advice to, people in housing need.  No prior knowledge of the legislation is needed.

Podcast T&Cs

  • Each podcast purchased is for individual use only. Individuals can listen to the podcast as often as required.
  • Ownership of copyright in all podcasts written and produced by Shelter Training belongs to Shelter Training. Reproduction and/or distribution of podcasts is prohibited.
  • Podcasts themselves or the url provided to access these materials must not be posted in the public arena.
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  • Once full payment has been received an email with be sent to the address supplied containing a link to the podcast which can be downloaded to an MP3 or accessed through a PC.
  • Information provided in this podcast was correct as of August 2014.
  • Bulk purchase discounts are available for podcast access for large numbers of staff: £200 for 10-20 staff; £250 for 20+ staff. Please call 0344 515 1155 to request this.