Mohamoud v Birmingham City Council

Housing – Homeless person. The claimant refused the defendant local authority's offer of accommodation and made further representations on review as to her confusion about the process. The reviewing officer upheld the original decision and the judge dismissed the claimant's appeal. The claimant appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held that the claimant's case as to confusion struck at the heart of the fairness of the procedure. Accordingly, the review decision would be quashed on the basis that a 'minded to find' notice under reg 8(2)(b) of the Allocation of Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999, SI 1999/71 ought to have been served.

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