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.