Local Connection


in Housing Homeless Persons

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780198258766
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681868 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

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The 1977 bill's Conservative opponents attacked the proposal that the permanent rehousing duty should automatically fall on the authority which applicants first approached. Many councils feared they would be besieged by homeless ‘strangers’. Conservative MPs' apparent victory in amending the bill was undermined by the Act's final form. While this initially escaped the attention of the bill's opponents, subsequent case law soon provided a rude awakening.

Keywords: Housing (Homeless Persons) Act; homelessness legislation; rehousing; homeless persons

Chapter.  6058 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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