Unacceptable behaviour under s. 160A of the Housing Act 1996
01 Jan 2018
Dixon v Wandsworth LBC  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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