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Unacceptable behaviour under s. 160A of the Housing Act 1996

Dixon v Wandsworth LBC [2007] EWHC 3075 (Admin)

Wayne Beglan acted successfully for the defendant; the court upholding Wandsworth LBC's initial decision that the claimant was ineligible for housing accommodation.

Wandsworth LBC had reconsidered their decision to allow the claimant a discretionary tenancy when the claimant had been convicted of possession of cocaine and cautioned for possession of cannabis following a police search of his property.

The decision provides guidance for local authorities in making a reasonable analysis of evidence and the relevant considerations in establishing a finding of factual unacceptable behaviour under s. 160A of the Housing Act 1996.

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