Bexley Council found that our client was not in priority need. They also discharged the homeless relief duty before the end of the 56 day period, and we requested a review of this decision.
As part of the relief duty review, we submitted that the council were not following the step in the Personal Housing Plan which required the council to find and offer our client private accommodation. This was proven by the Council’s own evidence that they had stopped offering our client private accommodation a month into the relief duty because of reports he had viewed a property drunk. They had not informed our client of this allegation or amended our client’s personal housing plan (which would have allowed our client a right of review).
As a result of the review the council agreed to re-instigate the relief duty for another month, in which our client accepted a private tenancy which the council offered him.
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