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Suitability Regs Consultation

DCLG has issued a consultation on suitability of accommodation in satisfaction of the main homelessness duty.  It addresses two issues: the grant of an AST in the private rented sector; and the location of accommodation.  The former is much more interesting...

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Part VII and Procedure

Two very recent Court of Appeal judgements have looked at the extent of a Local Authority's obligations under Reg 6(2) of the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999: Maswaku v Westminster CC and El Goure v RB Kensington...

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Stick or Twist

R (MD)(Afghanistan) v Secretary of State [2012] EWCA Civ 194 is an immigration case but merits wider attention because of what it has to say about the interplay between renewing a judicial review claim and appeals. MD was an asylum seeker. The Secretary of...

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Costs on settled appeals

A quick note on a useful case on costs where an appeal has been settled. Harripaul v London Borough of Lewisham [2012] EWCA Civ 266 was an appeal to the Court of Appeal from a failed S.204 appeal to the County Court on a homeless matter. The appeal was given...

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More than a minor problem

We have news of a recent, and rather important, county court case concerning the termination of a tenancy which had been purported to have been granted to a minor, but who had since turned 18. The case in question is Croydon LBC v Tando. You may recall that...

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