Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 788
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Stuart-Smith, Thorpe and Mummery LJJ

Representation Richard Drabble QC and Simon Cox (instructed by Moss Beachley Mullen) for the appellant.
  Clive Jones (instructed by the City Solicitor, City of Westminster) for the respondent council.
Judgment Dates: 21 December 1998


Housing benefit - Calculation - Appellant applying for housing benefit to cover rent for flat - Rent officer determining rent of flat not significantly above market rent - Authority treating rent as reduced for calculation of benefit - Factors to be taken into account by authority in making decision to reduce eligible rent - Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987, reg 11(2).

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