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Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow: SC 26 Jan 2011

The appellant sought housing after leaving her home to escape domestic violence. The violence was short of physical violence, and the authority had denied a duty to rehouse her. She said that the term ‘domestic violence’ in the Act was not intended to apply only to physical violence. Held: Her appeal succeeded. The term ‘domestic … Continue reading Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow: SC 26 Jan 2011

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v Danesh: CA 5 Oct 2006

The tenant family appealed against a decision that the authority had no duty to rehouse them after they suffered violence. They had been living for a year in Swansea and on being granted indefinite leave to remain they were now eligible under Part VII of the 1996 Act. They applied to Kensington which referred them … Continue reading Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v Danesh: CA 5 Oct 2006