Regina v London Borough of Ealing, Ex parte Lewis: CA 1992

The court was asked as to the issue of a local housing authority’s power under the 1989 Act, to expend money on ‘the repair, maintenance, supervision and management of houses and other property’.
Held: The phrase should be given ‘a wide construction’ (Lloyd LJ) and Woolf LJ: it should receive ‘a generous interpretation’.


Lloyd LJ, Woolf LJ


(1992) 24 HLR 484


Local Government and Housing Act 1989


England and Wales


ApprovedShelley v London County Council CA 1948
Taking into account the scope and policy of the Housing Acts, local authorities’ powers of management of housing accommodation should be construed ‘in the widest possible sense.’ . .

Cited by:

CitedAkumah v London Borough of Hackney HL 3-Mar-2005
The authority set up a parking scheme for an estate of house of which it was the landlord. Those not displaying parking permits were to be clamped. The appellant complained that the regulations had been imposed by council resolution, not be the . .
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Housing, Local Government

Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.223151