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dc.contributor.authorMeers, Jed
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T10:16:10Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T10:16:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-01
dc.identifier.citationMeers, J.G. and Taylor, H. (2018) 'Murky Waters: The ongoing evolution of vulnerability under section 189 Housing Act 1996', Journal of Housing Law, 21(4).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1368-6542
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10265
dc.descriptionArticle published in Journal of Housing Law on 01 September 2018.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the latest instalment of a long line of Pt VII Housing Act 1996 "vulnerability" cases, Mrs Justice Rose observes—seemingly in jest—that perhaps "old Pereira habits die hard". We agree. In the wake of Hotak and Panayiotou, the judgment in Rother demonstrates the continuing challenge of what HH Judge Luba QC described in the course of oral argument in Johnson 5 as "drinking from the pure waters" of s.189(1)(c) of the Housing Act 1996; avoiding the "dangerous … glossing" of the "primacy of the statutory words" that has characterised the interpretation of "vulnerability" in priority need homelessness assessments. Many of those key problems that characterised the "steady stream" of case law in the Pereira test live on with reference to this new Hotak formulation, albeit in a diluted form. In trying to get back to "those plain words" of s.189(1)(c), the pure waters still look decidedly murky. In this case comment, we outline the facts and key focus of the court’s decision in Rother, before reflecting on three further issues: 1) the use of external medical advisors; 2) the lack of consideration of s.149 of the Equality Act 2010; and 3) the position in Wales following the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSweet and Maxwellen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Housing Law;
dc.titleMurky waters: the ongoing evolution of vulnerability under section 189 of the Housing Act 1996en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-16
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-02-05
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-09-01
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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