Viackiene v London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Housing – Homeless person. The claimant's co-tenant had stopped paying rent and they had both fallen into arrears. The claimant refused her landlord's offers to find a new tenant and, after many warnings, the landlord had brought possession proceedings. In dismissing her appeal against the local authority's refusal to provide assistance under Pt 7 of the Housing Act 1996, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the claimant was intentionally homeless.

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