Regina v Brent London Borough Council Ex Parte MacWan: CA 6 Apr 1994

A Local Authority may delay the grant of permanent accommodation to await the expiry of a short term lease. Leggatt LJ said that accommodation under section 65(2) ‘does have to be secured without limit of time and so . . be indefinite.’ Dillon LJ said that ‘the accommodation to satisfy the council’s duty must . . be ‘permanent’ in the sense in which that term is used in the cases.’
Final permanent housing may be properly achieved after several temporary accommodations.
Leggatt, Dillon LJJ
Independent 15-Apr-1994, Times 06-Apr-1994, (1994) 26 HLR 528
Housing Act 1985
England and Wales
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CitedRegina (on the application of) Awua v Brent London Borough Council HL 6-Jul-1995
Tower Hamlets, having determined the applicant to be homeless, in priority need and not intentionally homeless. After she occupied temporary accomodation she was offered an alternative being told it was the council’s policy only to make one such . .

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