Kensington and Chelsea LBC, ex p Kujtim [1999] 4 All ER 161 (CA)

Section 21 National Assistance Act 1948 – accommodation – extent of duty

A local authority was under a duty to provide accommodation on a continuing basis once an applicant’s needs had fulfilled the criteria contained in s21(1)(a) National Assistance Act 1948. However, a local authority could treat that duty as discharged if an applicant unreasonably refused to accept the accommodation or persistently and unequivocally refused to observe the reasonable requirements in relation to the occupation of the accommodation. The duty was revived when there was no longer any reason to think that the person would persist in refusing to observe such reasonable requirements.

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