Hutcheon_DcroppedIn May 2015, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in three joined appeals relating to decisions by the respondent councils that each appellant was not “vulnerable” within the meaning of the Housing Act 1996, s 189(1)(c), and therefore did not have a “priority need” for accommodation.

This important decision provides much-needed clarification on how “vulnerability” is to be determined both by housing officers and by courts. Continue reading »