Regina v Thurrock Borough Council ex parte Williams: QBD 1981

The burden when determining intentional homelessness is upon the local authority to be satisfied that the applicant became homeless intentionally before it can reach a conclusion that he was so homeless; if its inquiries lead to doubt or uncertainty, the issue must be resolved in the applicant’s favour.


(1981) 1 HLR 128


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedRegina v Gravesham Borough Council ex parte Winchester 1986
The court considered the nature of the assessment required of a housing auithority when application was made by a person claiming to be homeless. Simon Brown J said: ‘The duty to make necessary inquiries is not a duty to make all inquiries in fact . .
CitedOsei v London Borough of Southwark CA 25-Jul-2007
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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.536774