*R (on the application of Jakimaviciute) v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council

Housing – Local authority. The applicant had been removed from the local authority's register for an allocation of permanent accommodation following a change in its policy which meant that, as she had been placed in suitable temporary accommodation with a private landlord, she was excluded from the register. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in hearing the application for judicial review, held that, on the basis that the setting of qualification criteria under s 160ZA(7) of the Housing Act 1996 was subject to the reasonable preference duty under s 166A(3) of that Act, that part of the authority's housing allocation scheme had been unlawful.

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