Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 327 (Jun)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Pill, Arden and Lawrence Collins LJJ

Representation Dominic Preston (instructed by Brian Hitchcock, Leicester) for the claimant.
  David Carter and Lindsay Johnson (instructed by Peter Nicholls, Leicester) for the local authority.
Judgment Dates: 27 June 2007


Housing - Homeless person - Duty of housing authority to provide accommodation - Duty to provide accommodation to person unintentionally homeless and with priority need - Claimant refusing final offer of accommodation due to fear for her and her children's safety there - Local authority reviewing officer finding that accommodation suitable and reasonable for her to accept offer - Reviewing officer finding that local authority having discharged obligation to house claimant - Local authority considering question of reasonableness in light of evidence not available to claimant at time of refusal - Whether reviewing officer applying wrong test - , s 193(7)(F).

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