London Borough of Wandsworth v NJ: CA 7 Nov 2013

The court was asked as to the circumstances in which, for the purposes of sections 198(2) and 199 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) (‘the 1996 Act’), an applicant for housing assistance has a local connection with the district of the authority to which his or her application is referred pursuant to section 198(1) of the 1996 Act. In particular this case raises the question whether a person’s residence in a refuge in a particular local authority district, as a result of having been the victim of domestic violence, is a ‘residence of his own choice’ within the meaning of section 199(1)(a) of the 1996 Act.
Lewison, Kitchin, Gloster LJJ
[2013] EWCA Civ 1373, [2014] HLR 6
England and Wales

Updated: 08 October 2021; Ref: scu.517464