Local Authority Housing in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Puhlhofer (A.P.) and another (A.P.) v London Borough of Hillingdon England
    • House of Lords
    • 06 Feb 1986

    Where the existence or non-existence of a fact is left to the judgment and discretion of a public body and that fact involves a broad spectrum ranging from the obvious to the debatable to the just conceivable, it is the duty of the court to leave the decision of that fact to the public body to whom Parliament has entrusted the decision-making power save in a case where it is obvious that the public body, consciously or unconsciously, are acting perversely.

  • O'Rourke v Camden London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Jun 1997

    The first is that the Act is a scheme of social welfare, intended to confer benefits at the public expense on grounds of public policy. Public money is spent on housing the homeless not merely for the private benefit of people who find themselves homeless but on grounds of general public interest: because, for example, proper housing means that people will be less likely to suffer illness, turn to crime or require the attention of other social services.

  • Mohamed v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Nov 2001

    So long as that place where he eats and sleeps is voluntarily accepted by him, the reason why he is there rather than somewhere else does not prevent that place from being his normal residence. He may not like it, he may prefer some other place, but that place is for the relevant time the place where he normally resides.

  • Cocks v Thanet District Council
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Nov 1982

    Once a decision has been reached by the housing authority which gives rise to the temporary, the limited or the full housing duty, rights and obligations are immediately created in the field of private law. But it is inherent in the scheme of the Act that an appropriate public law decision of the housing authority is a condition precedent to the establishment of the private law duty.

  • R (M) v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 27 Feb 2008

    It is impossible to read the words 'a child who is'provided with accommodation by the authority in the exercise of any functions…which are social services functions within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970…' to include a child who has not been drawn to the attention of the local social services authority or provided with any accommodation or other services by that authority.

  • Din (Taj) v Wandsworth London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Nov 1981

    First, it is designed for the expressed purpose of bringing families together. Secondly, it forms part of a complex of duties which local authorities owe to categories of persons seeking housing. The Act must be interpreted in the light of these matters, with liberality having regard to its social purposes, and also with recognition of the claims of others and the nature and scale of local authorities' responsibilities.

  • Ivan Crane v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (First Defendant) Harborough District Council (Second Defendant)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 23 Feb 2015

    Among other things they should "use their evidence base to ensure that their Local Plan meets the full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing in the housing market area, as far as is consistent with the policies set out in this Framework, including identifying key sites which are critical to the delivery of the housing strategy over the plan period", and "identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against their housing requirements …".

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Law Firm Commentaries
  • The Localism Act 2011
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Dechert LLP
    • 29 de Noviembre de 2011
    The Localism Act 2011 is a major piece of reforming legislation that makes significant changes to local government, social housing and the planning system; it also amends the rules relating to assu...
  • Coming soon: New electrical safety standards for PRS landlords
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Hogan Lovells
    • 22 de Enero de 2020
    New draft Electrical Safety Regulations have been laid before Parliament but what do they mean for landlords in the private rented sector? When and where will they apply?
    ...... a term of seven years or more, student housing, and tenancies of hostels, refuges, care homes, ...In addition, where a local housing authority requests it, the report must be ......
  • Coming Soon: New Electrical Safety Standards For PRS Landlords
    • Mondaq UK
    • 24 de Enero de 2020
    ...... a term of seven years or more, student housing, and tenancies of hostels, refuges, care homes, ...In addition, where a local housing authority requests it, the report must be ......
  • New Law on Revenge Evictions Goes Cold
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Hogan Lovells
    • 10 de Febrero de 2017
    The BBC reported this week that fewer than half of the local authorities in England have been called upon to prevent so-called “revenge evictions” since new laws came into force on 1 October 2015.
    ...... this week that fewer than half of the local authorities in England have been called upon to ... to use section 21 notices (under the Housing Act 1988) to recover possession of property let ... fresh complaint to their local housing authority about the same problem;. 3. Obtaining from the ......
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