Regina (Giles) v Fareham Borough Council: QBD 13 Dec 2002

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.


Supperstone QC


Unreported, 13 December 2002


Housing Act 1996 159(7) 167(6)


England and Wales

Housing, Local Government

Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.179029