AA v London Borough of Southwark

Housing – Local authority houses. The claimant was social tenant of the defendant local authority. He was evicted and his possessions disposed of. In the end the claimant brought claims for reinstatement and for substantial damages for his unlawful eviction due to alleged non-compliance with CCR 26(5)(1)(a), unlawful homelessness and for the unlawful destruction of his possessions based on the torts of conspiracy, interference with goods, negligence and misfeasance in public office, breaches of the terms of his contractual tenancy and pursuant to article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Queen's Bench Division held that such claims had been made out and the claimant was entitled to damages.

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