Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 42 (Feb)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Maurice Kay J

Representation Jan Luba QC and Adam Fullwood (instructed by Thrasher Walker Partnership, Stockport) for the claimants.
  Guy Featherstonhaugh (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the rent service.
Judgment Dates: 2 February 2001

Catchwords

Social security - Housing benefit - Assessment - Payment in respect of rent - Local reference rent - Rent officer assessing local reference rent - Rent officer taking whole metropolitan borough council area as 'locality' - Whether rent officer erring - Rent Officer (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997, Sch 1, Pt 1, para 4.

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