Homelessness appeals & reviews

If you have been refused:

Which decisions can I ask to be reviewed?

You are entitled to seek a review of the following decisions on homeless applications:


·         eligibility (if the decision is that you are ‘ineligible’ (do not qualify) for assistance due to your immigration or legal status in the UK) 

·         homelessness (if you have been found ‘not homeless’)

·         priority need (if the decision is that you are ‘not in priority need’) 

·         intentionality (if you are considered ‘intentionally homeless’)

·         suitability of accommodation (you can only request a review of  the suitability of your temporary accommodation if the Council has accepted a full housing duty)

·         discharge of duty (where the Council decides that no further duty is owed to you because it considers these duties have ended).


When can I ask for a review?

The law says that you must ask for a review within 21 days of the decision. If you are outside this time, you do not have a right to a review. However, if you show that exceptional circumstances caused you to be late then this may be considered by the Local Authority.

Telephone our Housing Solicitors today to discuss your homelessness application on 0203 219 0145.


Homeward Legal, Fridaysmove and In-deed

Oliver Fisher is pleased to announce that it is now working with national conveyancing specialists, Homeward Legal, Fridaysmove and In-deed (all part of Fitzalan Partners).

The firm will deal with clients in London on behalf of these organisations, enabling it to offer the very highest service levels.

The Homeward Legal/Fridaysmove/In-deed teams are committed to the delivery of first rate conveyancing legal services to buyers and sellers of property in London. All solicitors on the Homeward Legal panel have achieved the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation awarded by the Law Society and are regulated by the SRA.

For more information on:

Homeward Legal, please visit: www.homewardlegal.co.uk;

Fridaysmove, please contact www.fridaysmove.com;

In-deed, please see www.in-deed.net.