Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 447 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Roderick Evans J

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Bryan McGuire (instructed by Alison Lawton) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 October 2002

Catchwords

Housing - Local authority housing - Possession order - Claimant seeking to succeed friend under discretionary 'carer and companion' scheme - Defendant refusing to exercise discretion on claimant's behalf - Reasonableness of decision.

The Case

A housing authority had been entitled to take possession of a property where it concluded that a person had not fallen within its 'carers and companions' policy on the death of his friend.

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