Conville v Richmond upon Thames LBC [2006] EWCA Civ 718

Tuesday 13 June 2006

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This decision reverses an earlier decision of the Administrative Court which held that resources were a relevant consideration for local housing authorities. The effect of that earlier decision was that councils were entitled to provide accommodation for very short periods of time. The Court of Appeal decision means that each intentionally homeless family will be entitled to temporary accommodation for a period that reflects their own needs and ability to find other accommodation, after those needs have been carefully assessed by the council.

Jan Luba QC and Liz Davies represented the Appellant, Ms Conville, instructed by Anthony Gold, solicitors.

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