R (on the application of AM) v Havering London Borough Council and another

Housing – Homeless person. The claimant sought relief against two local housing authorities, alleging breach of their statutory duties to assess his children as being in need and to provide accommodation. The Administrative Court, declared that the first authority's failure to assess the needs of the claimant's children had been unlawful. Further, it declared that the second authority had breached its statutory duty by failing to give notice to the first authority that the family had been placed in its area, by having failed to make a lawful referral and by failing to secure that accommodation had been available of the claimant and his family in the interim.

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