Regina v Southwark London Borough Council ex parte Hughes: 1983

Turner J said: ‘Housing is about the most basic social requirement of an individual. It is not conceptual, it is factual. The Housing Act is intended to be of social effect. It may be thought therefore that there are compelling reasons why the circumstances of an individual at the time the inquiry is carried out and the decision made, must be the circumstances which the local authority is required to investigate for the purpose of coming to their decision whether or not the applicant is homeless’

Turner J
[1983] 30 HLR 1082
England and Wales
Cited by:
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: 20 December 2021; Ref: scu.229856