*Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Housing – Homeless person. The Supreme Court, in dismissing the appellant's appeal against a finding that the local authority's housing duty to her had been discharged, held that the reviewing officer had been entitled to find that there was no medical evidence that a property of its type would have the consequence that the appellant's mental health would be so affected by it as to make it reasonable for her to refuse to accept it in all the circumstances of the case. The court also confirmed the finding in the case of Ali v Birmingham City Council[(2010] 2 All ER 175) that art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights had no application in the context of the Housing Act 1996.

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