Freedom of information response

Homeless applicants & county court appeals against LA decisions

Publication date: 
Monday 25 November 2019
Request: 

1.How many decisions has your authority made in 2018/19 under section 202 HA 96 that contained an outcome adverse to the applicant?

2.How many section 204 HA 96 appeals have been issued in the county courts against decisions made by your authority in 2018/19?

a. How many of those section 204 HA 96 appeals were issued by litigants in person who did not have legal representatives at the time of issuing?

i. How many of those litigants in person from section a above subsequently acquired legal representation before the hearing of the appeal?

ii. How many of those litigants in person from section a above were provided with temporary accommodation by your authority pending the outcome of the homeless review?

iii. How many of those litigants in person from section a above were provided with temporary accommodation by your authority pending the outcome of their appeal?

b. What was the outcome of those section 204 HA 96 appeals issued by litigants in person?

c. How many of those section 204 HA 96 appeals were issued by litigants who had legal representation?

d. What was the outcome of those section 204 HA 96 appeals issued by litigants who had legal representation?

e. For those appeals which did not proceed to final hearing, how many of those were withdrawn by the applicant, and how many were withdrawn or settled as a result of your authority’s housing department agreeing to quash the decision under appeal and reconsider the matter?

Response: 

1. These are the Upheld reviews since 2019, there were no items of with this outcome for period April 2018 to January 2019

Reviews Column Labels                
  2019               Grand Total
Outcome Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep  
Decision Upheld 2 2 1 1 5 5 1 2 19
Grand Total 2 2 1 1 5 5 1 2 19

2. We do not hold records of any S204 reviews, since 2017 I can confirm that we have had no s204 appeals.

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Request reference:
FOI 9535