New Judgment: Sharif v London Borough of Camden  UKSC 10
20 Wednesday Feb 2013
On appeal from  EWCA Civ 463
By majority, the Supreme Court allowed the Council’s appeal against the decision that the Housing Act 1996, s 176 required that accommodation offered to a homeless family must be a single unit of accommodation, and that it was not sufficient for the authority to offer accommodation to a family in two adjacent flats. The Supreme Court held that s 176 did not prevent a local authority offering a homeless family to separate units if they were so located to enable the family to live “together” in practical terms.