6th October 2017
The Court of Appeal has held that an authority has no power to extend the seven day time limit in section 85ZA(2) (Housing Act 1985) for requesting a review of a decision to seek possession under the absolute ground.
The decision gives clarity to authorities on the timescales within which the absolute ground operates. It also contains a useful discussion as to the relationship between the statutory criteria for possession and the application of public law principles to decisions of a public authority taken within the course of possession proceedings.
Please click here for Tina’s digest, and here for a copy of the Judgement.