Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 1349
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Pill, May and Hale LJJ

Representation David Bean QC (instructed by Nash & Co) for the claimant.
  Bryan McGuire (instructed by the Legal Department, Waveney District Council) for the council.
Judgment Dates: 1 December 1999


Social security - Housing benefit - Benefit paid direct to landlord - Council deciding landlord had been overpaid - Council deducting overpayment from further sums due to landlord - Landlord seeking to recover amount deducted in county court - Whether landlord having private law right of action to recover sum deducted - Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987.

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