The definition of intentional homelessness, as contained in sections 191 and 196 of the Housing Act 1996.
Last updated: 15 March 2021
The legal definition of intentional homelessness, for people applying to their local authority as homeless.
How a local authority decides if a person is intentionally homeless due to a deliberate act or omission, including whether an act is in good faith.
When an applicant may be found intentionally homeless because of the deliberate act or omission of another person .
The causal link between a deliberate act or omission and the loss of accommodation which must exist for a decision of intentional homelesness.
When a person will not be intentionally homeless because accommodation was not reasonable for them to continue to occupy.
How local authorities should deal with families with children under 18 who have been found intentionally homeless.
How a local authority should carry out inquiries to establish if an applicant is intentionally homeless.