R (on the application of Brooks) v Islington London Borough Council

Housing – Homeless person. The Administrative Court gave guidance on the proper interpretation of s 188 of the Housing Act 1996, notwithstanding the fact that the issues in the judicial review were academic. In particular, it held that, if a housing authority had secured an offer of suitable temporary accommodation, ordinarily, it would have performed its statutory duty under s 188 of the Act, notwithstanding an applicant's refusal of the offer.

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