Shelley v London County Council: CA 1948

Taking into account the scope and policy of the Housing Acts, local authorities’ powers of management of housing accommodation should be construed ‘in the widest possible sense.’


Lord Greene MR


[1948] 1 KB 274


England and Wales

Cited by:

ApprovedRegina v London Borough of Ealing, Ex parte Lewis CA 1992
The court was asked as to the issue of a local housing authority’s power under the 1989 Act, to expend money on ‘the repair, maintenance, supervision and management of houses and other property’.
Held: The phrase should be given ‘a wide . .
CitedAkumah v London Borough of Hackney HL 3-Mar-2005
The authority set up a parking scheme for an estate of house of which it was the landlord. Those not displaying parking permits were to be clamped. The appellant complained that the regulations had been imposed by council resolution, not be the . .
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Housing, Local Government

Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.223152