ON APPEAL FROM CENTRAL LONDON COUNTY COURT
(HIS HONOUR JUDGE HIGGINS)
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
LADY JUSTICE BLACK DBE
MR JUSTICE DAVID RICHARDS
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London Borough of Brent
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Nicholas Grundy (instructed by London Borough of Brent) appeared on behalf of the Respondent.
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Lady Justice Black:
"Should you not accept, the Council will construe that it has DISCHARGED ITS STATUTORY DUTY to you. This will include termination of the licence for any temporary accommodation you may occupy and no longer offering any further assistance with rehousing. Under section 202 of the Housing Act 1996 you have a right to request a review of this decision if you do not agree with it."
It then goes on with the arrangements for a review and there are further warnings to take the matter seriously and give it serious consideration.
"Now I ask you kindly to look at our case and various documents that have been submitted "
At the very end of the letter it says:
"Finally I ask you please to offer us a permanent accommodation for us, but until that time we can wait in our current flat."
"The local housing authority shall cease to be subject to the duty under this section if the applicant, having been informed by the authority of the possible consequence of refusal and of his right to request a review of the suitability of the accommodation, refuses an offer of accommodation which the authority are satisfied is suitable for him and the authority notify him that they regard themselves as having discharged their duty under this section."
Mr Justice David Richards :
Lady Justice Arden :
Order: Appeal allowed; application for permission to amend refused