Abdikadir v London Borough of Ealing: CA 15 Jul 2022

‘A housing authority offers a homeless person, to whom it owes the full housing duty, an out of district placement, which that person refuses. The housing authority decides that its duty has come to an end; and that decision is upheld on review. But the housing authority did not notify the authority for the district in which the placement was offered. On this appeal it is argued:
i) That the failure to notify invalidates the review decision and
ii) In any event the housing authority did not comply with its statutory duty to secure accommodation within its own district ‘so far as reasonably practicable’.’


Lord Justice Lewison
Lady Justice King
Lady Justice Asplin


[2022] EWCA Civ 979




England and Wales


Updated: 31 July 2022; Ref: scu.679549