Homelessness reviews and appeals
Challenges to local authority homelessness decisions through internal reviews, county court appeals and judicial review.
Last updated: 9 February 2021
The different ways in which a homeless applicant can challenge a local authority's decision.
When an applicant has the right to ask for an internal review of a homelessness decision.
Information on the time limits for internal reviews and options for when the time limit has been missed.
The procedure, scope and time limits for internal reviews of homelessness decisions.
How a homeless applicant or their representative should prepare when requesting a review of a local authority decision.
Information detailing circumstances for an appeal.
The time limits for bringing a county court appeal
An overview of the procedure for county court appeals of homelessness decisions by a local authority.
The judicial review process.
Accommodation during a challenge to a local authority's decision.
Some alternatives to using legal proceedings to challenge local authority decisions.
How the Human Rights Act 1998 can be used to challenge local authority decisions.