Statutory Guidance

Fair and Flexible: Statutory Guidance on Social Housing Allocations for Local Authorities in England

Statutory Guidance on Social Housing Allocations [681kb]

This guidance has been issued to housing authorities under s.169 of the Housing Act 1996 (the 1996 Act) by the Secretary of State. All housing authorities are required to have regard to the guidance when exercising their functions under Part 6 of the 1996 Act.

A consultative draft of this guidance was published in July 2009 and the final version has been revised to take account of responses to the consultation wherever possible.

A copy of the guidance together with the summary of responses to consultation, final impact assessment and equality impact assessment can be found on the Communities and Local Government's website.

Guidance for local housing authorities in England June 2012 (external link)