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
‘The sole but important issue on this appeal is the meaning of ‘violence’ in section 177(1) of the Housing Act 1996 (‘the Act’). The question is whether, for the purposes of that provision, ‘violence’ requires some sort of physical contact or . .
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