Legal precedent could exclude homeless people from council housing lists

Quoted in an article by Hilary Osborne published in The Guardian, Giles Peaker, a housing lawyer at Anthony Gold Solicitors said the ruling (to remove a young homeless mother from Hammersmith and Fulham council housing list) set a worrying precedent.

“There’s nothing technically on this interpretation of the law to stop them excluding homeless people completely,” he said. “It is actually putting the homeless person in a worse position that someone who isn’t. Someone else who is in an assured shorthold tenancy, can apply to go on the list, while a homeless person can’t.”

See the full article on The Guardian website by clicking here

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