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Homelessness Review

Homelessness Review


You are able to ask your council to review a decision they have made regarding your claim for accommodation. Decisions that can be appealed include;


  • One stating you do not qualify for long-term housing – not being a priority need for example
  • One that refers you to a different council due to a lack of local links
  • One that offers you unsuitable housing


In order to get the council to review a decision you must request the review within 21 days of receiving the initial decision. The council will only consider late requests if you can prove there was a good reason for the delay. This is normally done by sending a letter to your council.


The council will expect further information such as proof that supports your belief that you qualify for housing, medical details (if you are claiming health issues are a contributing factor in your appeal for long term accommodation) or proof of circumstances the council did not initially take into account.


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When requesting a homelessness review it is important to seek the advice of a legal expert. At Duncan Lewis out team of housing solicitors will be able to provide the top-quality service you require. We can assist on all aspects of obtaining a homelessness review including assisting in drafting letters to the council and offering expert legal advice.


Our specialist housing team can prepare the required documents and follow up on the result once it has been received. Applications to appeal housing decisions have very strict deadlines so we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible if you are in this position.


Due to the strict time restraints when making a request for a review of a decision we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.


For expert legal advice on a range Homelessness matters including how to request a Homelessness Review, do not hesitate to call Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409.


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