-v- Dacorum BC ex parte Brown (1981) 21 HLR 405 (Queens Bench Division)
The applicant was
ejected from accommodation following allegedly unreasonable behaviour
(quarrelling and failing to do share of household tasks). The local
authority made enquiries which consisted of a 10 minute interview
with the applicant's father to confirm the behaviour. No
investigation was made into its cause. The High Court quashed the
decision of intentionally
homelessness for failure
to make sufficient enquiries.
-v- Tower Hamlet LBC ex parte Bibi (1991) 23 HLR 500 (Queens Bench Division)
An applicant widow
and her kids left family accommodation in Bangladesh which was
overcrowded. A finding of intentional
quashed as the council had
failed to make sufficient enquiries or findings on the question of
overcrowding in the Bangladesh acccommodation.
This issue was essential to the question of whether it would have
been reasonable to continue to occupy that accommodation.