*Nzolameso v City of Westminster

Housing – Homeless person. The appellant became homeless after having become unable to afford the rent on her property in Westminster. The local authority offered the appellant temporary accommodation in Bletchley, which the appellant refused. The reviewing officer upheld the authority's decision and the county court dismissed the appellant's appeal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the authority had not breached its obligations under s 208 of the Housing Act 1996 and the decision had not been unlawful. The authority had been entitled to take a broad range of factors into account in deciding whether it had been reasonably practicable to provide accommodation to the appellant within its own district.

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