Regina v Newham London Borough Council Ex Parte Smith: QBD 11 Apr 1996

The local connection test for rehousing may be applied as at the date of the application for housing: ‘In my judgment a local authority may properly ask itself whether the applicant had a local connection . . at the date of the application under Part III of the Housing Act, 1985 so long as it is prepared to review its decision in that regard should the delay in its investigations under Section 62 be prolonged in such a way as to call for a reconsideration of its decision on referral.’


Sir Louis Blom Cooper QC


Times 11-Apr-1996, [1996] 29 HLR 213


Housing Act 1985 Part III

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CitedEaling London Borough Council v Surdonja etc CA 21-Jan-2000
When a local authority came to make the decision about the extent of the local connection of the homelessness applicant with the area, the assessment was to be made as regards the situation at the date of that decision. Where there was a review, the . .
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Updated: 09 April 2022; Ref: scu.87434