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Hotak and Others v London Borough of Southwark and Another; SC 13 May 2015

References: [2015] UKSC 30, [2015] HLR 23, [2015] WLR(D) 224, [2015] 2 WLR 1341
Links: Bailii
Coram: Lord Neuberger, President, Lady Hale, Deputy President, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Hughes
The court was asked as to the duty of local housing authorities towards homeless people who claim to be ‘vulnerable’, and therefore to have ‘a priority need’ for the provision of housing accommodation under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996. Those issues turn on the interpretation of the 1996 Act, but some of them also involve consideration of the Equality Act 2010.
Statutes: Housing Act 1996, Equality Act 2010

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