Housing related news

November 20, 2019 More for local authorities to consider when reviewing a section 202 Housing Act decision: London Borough of Waltham Forest v Saleh

Reviewing a decision under section 202 of the Housing Act 1996 has become more onerous for local authorities. They now need to re-evaluate their available housing at the date of review to see if properties within or closer to their district are available as well as the allocation of such properties. Following the case of London Borough of Waltham Forest v Saleh [2019] EWHC CIV 1944, this has to be factored into a suitability assessment.