On appeal from [2011] 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.

For judgment, please download: [2013] UKSC 10
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