Regina v Lambeth London Borough Council ex parte Eckpo-Wedderman: 1998

The court considered the matters to be taken into account by a local authority when setting its housing policy: ‘I do not believe that a local housing authority, considering (as it is right that it should) whether to meet a particular and perhaps unusual need by acquiring property on the open market, is obliged to disregard the cost of doing so.’


Laws J


[1998] 31 HLR 498

Cited by:

CitedCalgin, Regina (on the Application of) v London Borough of Enfield Admn 29-Jul-2005
The claimant complained that having applied for housing in the borough they had in fact housed him outside the borough.
Held: The authority had a duty to house the applicant so far it was reasonably practicable within its borders. The policy . .
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Housing, Local Government

Updated: 14 May 2022; Ref: scu.234544