Intentionality decision struck down on failure to properly address affordability of accommodation

26.03.14 | |

The court of appeal has quashed Hillingdon’s finding that accommodation, from which a homeless applicant had been evicted, had been affordable despite her being on subsistence benefits and despite housing benefit not covering the rent.  Hillingdon’s failure to address the detail of the applicant’s finances and its broad statement that her rent had been affordable was unlawful and insufficient to support its finding that the applicant, who was represented by Dominic Preston, was intentionally homeless following her eviction for rent arrears.  

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