Forbes v Lambeth London Borough Council; Regina (Forbes) v Lambeth London Borough Council: QBD 18 Feb 2003

The claimant had been granted an introductory tenancy. He appealed a possession order. The council had issued a notice of its intention to seek possession, but then after a review made a decision not to seek possession. It later issued a notice again saying possession would be sought.
Held: Following Stone, the authority was able to suspend any such notice, but the court could look at the entire series of events, and to seek the actual nature of those decisions. In this case the relevant decision had not been supported by reasons, and the appeal was allowed.


Times 10-Mar-2003, [2003] EWHC 222 (Admin)




Housing Act 1996 128(3)


England and Wales


CitedCardiff City Council v Stone CA 29-Jan-2002
A local authority having served a notice on the tenant that the tenancy granted was under the section and therefore introductory, was not obliged to reserve a notice before beginning possession proceedings, even though several months may have passed . .
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Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.180082