Posted by Jayesh Kunwardia | Partner
On 5th December 2018
Many local authorities, especially within London, fall foul of the 6-week bed and breakfast (‘B&B’) rule. As per the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) Order 2003 accommodation has either a shared toilet, shared personal washing facilities, or shared cooking facilities it will be considered to be a B&B. It is unlawful for councils to accommodate families (including single pregnant women) in temporary accommodation that is a privately-owned B&B for more than 6 weeks.