Allocations and legitimate expectation – NearlyLegal

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in housing, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘In R(Alansi) v Newham LBC, Stuart-Smith J held that, although Ms Alansi had a legitimate expectation that she would remain a priority homeseeker on Newham’s housing register, Newham had not acted unreasonably and in abuse of its power by withdrawing its representation. It is a case which demonstrates (again) just how hard it is to shoehorn a genuine grievance into a successful JR challenge, doubly so in the context of a local authority allocation scheme.’

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NearlyLegal, 1st December 2013