Challenging homelessness decisions
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If you disagree with a decision the council has made on your homelessness application, it may be possible to challenge the decision and get it overturned.
You may be able to ask the council to review its decision, appeal to the county court, complain to the ombudsman or seek a judicial review.
You can request a review if the council has made a decision about your homelessness application that you think is wrong.
If you are still not happy after the council reviews its decision, you can appeal further to the county court.
If you think the council didn't follow the correct procedure or acted unfairly when it assessed your application, you can complain to the local government ombudsman.
Judicial review is a complicated legal procedure that can be used to challenge the way that the council made its decision, rather than the decision itself.