Haile v London Borough of Waltham Forest

Housing – Homeless person. The claimant had applied to the defendant local authority for accommodation. It found that she had become intentionally homeless. That decision was confirmed on review and upheld by the county court judge. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, followed established law that the decision maker was to consider whether the homelessness had been 'intentional' at the date when the applicant quit their accommodation and not the date of the decision maker's decision. On the facts, the claimant's appeal was dismissed.

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