- Administrative Court rejects argument for multiple section 202 homelessness reviews R (on the application of B) v Redbridge London Borough  EWHC 250 (Admin)
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- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Local Government analysis: B, a mother, fled her home due to domestic violence and was accommodated by the local authority under their Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996), Part VII homelessness obligations. She accepted an offer of accommodation and unsuccessfully challenged its suitability in the County Court based on its affordability. After the local authority had carried out its section 202 of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996) review, B received an electricity bill which was higher than expected and further impacted the affordability of the accommodation. She therefore sought to compel the local authority to carry out a second HA 1996, s 202 review of the suitability of her accommodation based on the new evidence as to its affordability.
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