Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Council, ex parte Kihara [1996] 29 HLR 147 (CA).

Asylum seekers – housing – community care

The term ‘other special reason’ in s59 Housing Act 1985, in relation to persons in priority need of housing by reason of exceptional vulnerability, could apply to asylum seekers, given their ‘total resourcelessness’ and inability to obtain food, nourishment, blankets to keep warm etc.

* Effect of this decision reversed by Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


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