Local authority's duty to house a homeless minor

28.04.09 Share


The Court of Appeal's decision in the case Alexander-David -v- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (2009) EWCA Civ 259, provides local housing authorities (LHA) with some practical and approved suggestions for dealing with the conflict which arises between the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 to accommodate 16 or 17 year olds, and possession of a property let to a homeless 16 or 17 year old on its standard tenancy agreement.

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