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June 12, 2020 High Court considers how the s.188 interim duty to accommodate comes to an end

Clare Cullen considers R (on the application of Mitchell) v London Borough of Islington. For local authorities, the case shows the importance of ensuring proper notification is given under s.188(1ZA) to bring the s.188 duty to an end in circumstances where the relief duty is owed but an applicant is found not to have a priority need. For those representing homeless applicants, it demonstrates the importance of checking whether proper notification has been given under s.188(1ZA) to end the s.188 duty.