The Applicant was 65 years old, with a history of criminal offences including serious sexual assaults on children. On release from prison, he presented himself as homeless. After his imprisonment, he had realised that he would be unable to keep up the rent, and surrendered his tenancy. Held: A deliberate act which in fact lead … Continue reading Regina v London Borough of Hounslow ex parte R: Admn 19 Feb 1997
A failure to pay rent and loss of a home which was caused by the tenant’s own poverty is not necessarily to be treated as intentional homelessness. Citations: Gazette 12-Oct-1994, Independent 28-Jul-1994, Times 14-Jul-1994,  27 HLR 59 Statutes: Housing Act 1985 60(1) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Eston Bernard v London … Continue reading Regina v Wandsworth London Borough Council Ex Parte Hawthorne: CA 14 Jul 1994
An applicant was properly deemed to be intentionally homeless when he had lost his former house through his own fraudulent acts. . .
The surrender of a legal interest in a property does not inevitably mean that that person is intentionally homeless. . .
The term ‘Accommodation’ in the Act was to be read to include short term lettings, and was not to be restricted to secure accommodation, and the loss of such accommodation can be counted as intentional homelessness. If a person who had been provided with accommodation in accordance with section 65(2) of the 1985 Act was … Continue reading Regina v Brent London Borough Council Ex Parte Awua: HL 6 Jul 1995
Tower Hamlets, having determined the applicant to be homeless, in priority need and not intentionally homeless. After she occupied temporary accomodation she was offered an alternative being told it was the council’s policy only to make one such . .