Oduneye v Brent London Borough Council

Housing – Homeless person. A reviewing officer of the respondent local authority had been entitled to find, pursuant to s 202 of the Housing Act 1996, that the authority had correctly decided that the appellant was intentionally homeless, as she had failed to respond to a request for further information which would have enabled her to continue to receive housing benefit in relation to her accommodation, and had failed to pay the shortfall between the rent and her housing benefit when it was in payment. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appellant's appeal against a county court judge's dismissal of her appeal against the reviewing officer's decision, also rejected the appellant's contention that she had not been given a fair hearing before the judge.

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