The tenant challenged by way of judicial review the council’s policy which allowed them to defer receipt for five years of any application for housing from someone who had been evicted from one of their properties for a reason other than debt.
Held: The Act gave a wide discretion to local authorities as to how they managed the allocation of properties. That discretion would include the ability to defer applications. Here the period was discretionary, with no minimum, and the policy was lawful.
Unreported, 13 December 2002
England and Wales
Housing, Local Government
Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.179029