“An offer of accommodation made by a local authority in discharge of its housing duty under s 193(7) of the Housing Act 1996 had two requirements: the accommodation had to be suitable and the offer reasonable for the applicant to accept. It was desirable that a review of the suitability requirement and of the reasonableness requirement took place at the same time as any review of the decision of the authority as to the discharge of its duty. In that case there would be no right of further review. If reviews occurred at different times any relevant matters which existed before an offer of accommodation had been refused but which had not been taken into account then had to be taken into account when the local authority came to review its decision that it no longer owed a duty.”
WLR Daily, 5th July 2010
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