Homelessness - Right to request a review of homeless decision

You have a right to request the Council review their decisions on homelessness cases in some circumstances. In accordance with Section 202 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002), you have the right to request a review of the Council’s decision relating to:

  • your eligibility for assistance
  • what duty is owed to you in relation to the duties owed to those found to be homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • the steps to be taken in your personalised housing plan at the prevention duty
  • giving notice to bring the prevention duty to an end
  • the steps to be taken in your personalised housing plan at the relief duty
  • giving notice to bring the relief duty to an end
  • giving notice in cases of deliberate and unreasonable refusal to co-operate
  • referring your case to another authority / whether the conditions are met for referral of your case
  • the suitability of accommodation offered

You can request a review verbally or in writing however you must do so within 21 days of beginning with the day on which you are notified of the Council’s decision.  You are advised to make the Reviewing Officer aware of any new or additional information you want considered, if none is provided, existing information will be re-considered.  Requesting a review of a homeless decision is no guarantee the original decision will be overturned or that you will be provided with accommodation. All reviews will be carried out by an Officer not involved in the original decision and senior in rank to the Officer who made the original decision.



Last Updated on Thursday, September 13, 2018