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Straws in the wind

Yesiloz v London Borough of Southwark [2009] EWCA Civ 415 was concerned with whether a Turkish asylum seeker was entitled to housing benefit. Ms Yesiloz arrived in the UK in the late 1990s and claimed asylum.  She moved into premises in Camden and claimed HB...

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Eligibility for benefits

Once again the issue of an applicant’s eligibility for benefits has come before the courts in Sylwia Kaczmarek v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2008] EWCA Civ 1310.  I am sure that all those with an interest in housing law will appreciate the...

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What is a locality?

R (on the application of Heffernan) (FC) (Appellant) v The Rent Service) (Respondents) [2008] UK 58 concerns the meaning of locality in para 4(6) of Part 1 Schedule 1 Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997. Locality serves to define the area by...

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