Does the council have to house me?
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Housing laws vary between Scotland and England. Get advice relating to England
If you don't have anywhere to live, your local council may have a duty to house you. But dealing with the council can be difficult and not everyone is entitled to a permanent home.
The rules that govern homelessness legislation changed at the end of 2012. The major change was the ending of the priority need test, this means that if you are assessed as unintentionally homeless you have the right to a home.