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Homelessness Act 2002

Allocations of social housing under Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996

12.The Act covers:

  • the abolition of the requirement for housing authorities to maintain a housing register;

  • eligibility of applicants (including existing tenants) of a housing authority to be allocated housing accommodation, subject to certain exceptions;

  • the provision of information and advisory services to applicants for housing accommodation;

  • provisions that must or may be reflected in housing authorities' allocation schemes - including giving reasonable preference to certain categories of applicant; and

  • applicants’ rights to information and to request a review of decisions about their application.

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