El-Dinnaoui v Westminster City Council: CA 20 Mar 2013

The appellant and his family sought rehousing. The appellant’s wife had a medically-confirmed history of anxiety due to fear of heights. They were offered a flat on the 16th floor. She became distressed on leaving after the inspection and collapsed at the lift, and an ambulance had to be called.
Held: The council’s decision that this flat was suitable or reasonable for her to occupy was perverse and unlawful.


Hughes LJ, David Richards J, Sir Alan Ward


[2013] EWCA Civ 231, [2013] HLR 23




Housing Act 1996


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedPoshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea CA 8-Jul-2015
The claimant sought housing under the homelessness provisions. She had refused a final offer accommodation n the grounds that it brought back memories of her prison cell in Iran, and which would exacerbate the post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety . .
CitedPoshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea SC 10-May-2017
The appellant, applying for housing as a homeless person, had rejected the final property offered on the basis that its resemblance to the conditions of incarceration in Iran, from which she had fled, would continue and indeed the mental . .
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Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.471915