R (on the applciation of HA) v Ealing London Borough Council

Housing – Homeless person. The Queen's Bench Division of the Administrative Court allowed the claimant's application for judicial review of the revised Housing Allocations Policy of the London Borough of Ealing in circumstances where the claimant's application to be placed on that local authority's housing register had been rejected on the basis that she had not been resident in the borough for five years. The court decided that, among other things, the policy did not provide for the giving of reasonable preferences to prescribed categories of persons as required by s 166A of the Housing Act 1996 and was therefore unlawful.

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