May 4th, 2023 by James Goudie KC

Section 208(1) of Housing Act 1996 requires a local housing authority to take reasonably practicable steps to accommodate a homeless applicant in-borough. The authority should have and should follow a policy. MOGE v EALING LBC (2023) EWCA Civ 464 concerned the adequacy of the Council’s searches for accommodation in-borough. The Court of Appeal says that authorities are not required to gve an exact account of every search and enquiry that had been made to find accommodation as close as possible. It should explain in general terms what had been done to apply its relevant published policy.

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