Social housing allocations legal framework: statutory guidance for social landlords

Sets out the legal framework which social landlords must work within when developing their allocations policies.

3. Prioritising Housing Applications

3.1 After admitting an applicant to the housing list landlords have to decide on the priority of the application. Section 20 of the 1987 Act sets out persons to whom a landlord must give a reasonable preference and specific factors which must not be taken into account.



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